Jeff Aumend
Jeff Aumend
Title: Head Women's Softball Coach
City: Nyack
State: NY
Phone: 845-675-4782
Email: [email protected]
Hometown: Alliance, OH
Previous College: Defiance College '83

Coach Aumend, a native of Alliance, Ohio near the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has coached 15 years in both NCAA Division II and Division I.   In unique experiences, he started two Division II programs "from scratch."  Queens University (Charlotte, N.C.) went 26-17 in its first season and has been to the NCAA tournament multiple times. Montana State-Billings, in Billings, Montana, has also been to the NCAA tournament multiple times. Coach Aumend started that program and, four years later, the Yellow Jackets were 36-14 and 2-2 in the NCAA Tournament. They knocked the #2 and #10 teams, nationally, out of the tournament.

 "God has blessed me with patience and a desire to build programs and help build people," noted Aumend, who was inducted into the MSU-Billings Hall of Fame in 2012.  "I love a challenge and players who want to make a difference - in softball and in their Christian life."

Considered by some as an offensive-minded coach, Aumend's 2005 MSU-Billings team hit 52 home runs in 50 games. In 1997, Queens University was 4th in the nation in batting average.  But he believes that team defense and disciplined pitching are a part of his repertoire, also.

"Obviously, I love offense and to work with hitters," shared Aumend.  "But, my former players will share that we worked very, very hard on becoming the best "team defense" in our league.  And, our pitching has been dominant in some years and effective in others.  While at Division I Charleston Southern, we had an upstart pitcher throw a no-hitter against Virginia Tech, the same year they went to Oklahoma City and the College World Series.  My best friend tells me that offense sells tickets but defense and pitching wins championships!"

Having spent the past few years as a high school athletic director at Lenawee Christian School and Dorchester Academy, he returned to coaching on the diamond.  "Once a coach, always a coach," said Aumend. "My former players, friends and family have been tugging on me to return to coaching as it seems to be a gift.  My long-term goals are to be in college administration either in Athletics, Admissions or Alumni Relations. So, A.D. work made sense.  Most importantly, I want to work and serve in Christian Education."