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Attention softball coaches and prospective coaches: District 5 is pleased to announce the following training to be conducted by Breanne Gleason &Patrick Holden from the Central Connecticut State University Softball Team. All are invited.
Monday, February 18, 2019
St. Paul High School Gym, 1001 Stafford Ave, Bristol CT
*Parking is in the rear of the school and the gym can be accessed by the glass doors located between the cafeteria and the gym
Sign in 5:30 pm. Program at 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm.
In the case of inclement weather, notification of cancellation will go to the League President.
**Players CANNOT attend due to NCAA Regulations**
Breanne Gleason- In her sixth year at the helm, head coach, Breanne Gleason came to Central following a pair of seasons on the coaching
staff at the University of New Haven. She spent the 2014-18 seasons as the acting head coach for the Blue Devils and she spent one season as an assistant coach in 2013. Gleason holds a 115-110-1 (.508) overall record through five seasons as head coach.
In 2015, Gleason guided her team to its second Northeast Conference Championship in program history. The Blue Devils concluded their 2015 post season run in the first round of the NCAA Tournament after falling to Georgia and North Carolina with a final record of 31-14.
Gleason, a 2010 graduate of New Haven, spent two years serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater. During that time, she worked extensively with New Haven's pitching staff, while also assisting with recruiting and the day-to-day administrative duties of the program. Gleason also served as the softball team's academic coordinator at New Haven. In that role she was responsible for overseeing the academic success of new student-athletes, weekly team monitoring and serving as a liaison with academic support staff. During her playing career, Gleason was a standout in the circle and at the plate. She led the Chargers to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's best postseason run in 2010.
Individually, Gleason finished her career as the Charger's all-time leader in at-bats, doubles, pitching appearances, strikeouts, wins and innings pitched, and also finished within the top-10 in six other statistical categories. She was a two-time Third Team All-America selection, a four-time Daktronics All-Region selection and in 2010 won both the Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year Awards from the Northeast-10 Conference, becoming only the second player to earn both honors in the same season. Also, she was the 20th Division II pitcher to record 1,000 career strikeouts and the 22nd to reach 100 victories. She also threw a perfect game during her career.
She earned her master's degree in business administration while coaching at New Haven.
Pat Holden enters his fourth year as assistant coach of the Central Connecticut softball team.
Prior to CCSU, Holden spent a decade (2005-15) working for Little League International and the Little League World Series. During those 10 years, he also coached baseball at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, CT from 2007-2015. At St. Paul, Holden posted a coaching record of 99-78 through nine campaigns. In 2011, Holden won the Naugatuck Valley League Championship in St. Paul's first year in the league. He holds the school record for most wins in a single season in 2015 with a record of 20-6.
Holden graduated from Central Connecticut in 2004 where he played four seasons on the baseball team. As a player, he won three NEC
Championships 2002, 2003, and 2004 when CCSU broke the school record for most wins in a single season (41) and winning percentage (.703). Holden posted a combined playing record of 136-79-3 and spent one season as volunteer coach under the command of current head coach Charlie Hickey in 2005.
In high school at St. Margaret's, Holden remains the school record holder for batting average in a season (.672) and career strikeouts as a pitcher (401).