Douglas' Michelle Peters takes reins of Simon Fraser University Softball
Michelle Peters, an accomplished college, provincial team and community softball coach, brings over 15 years of coaching experience after a highly decorated playing career at Long Island University.
By Steve Frost ([email protected])
BURNABY, BC – It is a new era for Simon Fraser University softball, with a new head coach for the first time in 25 years, after Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation, Theresa Hanson, announced Michelle Peters as the newly appointed head coach of Canada's NCAA softball program.
An accomplished college, provincial team and community softball coach, Peters brings over 15 years of coaching experience after a highly decorated playing career at Long Island University, an NCAA Division II program in New York.
A native of Langley now living in Abbotsford, Peters led Douglas College to a 32-0 record in 2017 as the only Canadian team competing in the Northwest Athletic Conference, a league for colleges located in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Peters was recognized as the 2017 Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) after her perfect season.
In five seasons at Douglas College, Peters complied a 154-35 record and .820 winning percentage. Her program produced 43 conference all-stars and three NFCA All-Americans. Peters will now take charge of Canada's only softball program competing in the NCAA.
"There is so much potential in this program. We have a talented group of returning student-athletes that are quality individuals. I want to create a culture where character will reveal itself through hard work and dedication, our student-athletes will be valued and respected, and in doing so, they will achieve their goals in softball and in school," said Peters. "I want to build this program with character individuals and then the wins will take care of themselves."