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University of Toledo - Softball
University of Toledo - Softball

COACHING STAFF

 

ROD RADCLIFFE  |  ASSISTANT COACH

Rod Radcliffe enters his third season with Toledo after spending 10 seasons as the head coach of Bethel (MN) University.

Radcliffe primarily works with the outfielders and hitters at Toledo. Last season, he coached former Rocket Jessica Lemieux to a second-team All-MAC selection in the outfield. Since arriving at UT, Radcliffe has helped the Rockets increase their total doubles, home runs, stolen bases and fielding percentage.

Over the course of his time at Bethel, Radcliffe amassed 223 wins and produced two NFCA All-Americans and 25 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorees. He holds the program record for wins, conference winning percentage and winning streak in a single season.

The 2013 MIAC Coach of the Year, Radcliffe took Bethel to the postseason in five of his last seven seasons, including back-to-back championship game appearances in 2013 and 2014. Also in 2013, Radcliffe’s Royals set a Bethel record with 27 wins.

Radcliffe also was the head softball coach for the United States Team for Competitive Edge International in Thailand and Laos in 2003, 2005 and 2008, and in Myanmar in 2011.

For the past four years, Radcliffe has helped coach at Butler’s Pro Softball Camps.

Prior to his time at Bethel, Radcliffe had stints as a coach at Ackley-Geneva (IA) High School, Hampton-Dumont (IA) High School and Ellsworth (IA) Community College.

Radcliffe and his wife Julie have three children: Adam, Tyler and Koby.

 

BRANDON DUNCAN  |  ASSISTANT COACH

Brandon Duncan enters his first year as an assistant softball coach for the University of Toledo. He will work primarily with the pitching staff and the slap hitters.

Duncan comes to UT from Charleston, SC where he was an assistant coach and pitching coach for Charleston Southern University from 2014-16. During his stint with the Buccaneers, Duncan guided Arizona Pilgrim to a Big South Conference all-freshman team selection and helped Hayley Elkins lead CSU in single season strikeouts and rank second in conference strikeouts. He also coached Jennifer Giles to a unanimous Big South all-tournament team selection and Cheyenne Gandara to three Big South Pitcher of the Week honors.

From 2011-14, Duncan was an assistant coach at Samford University and coached two players to all-conference honors. Mollie Hanson was a 2014 first-team Southern Conference selection after setting a Samford single season record for most wins. Duncan also guided Grey Adams to all-conference freshman team honors after posting a 7-3 record. Both Hanson and Scott threw no-hitters in 2013, which marks the first time two Samford pitchers accomplished that in a single season.

The Abbeville, SC native was the head coach at Lander University for the 2007-11 seasons. In his four seasons as head coach, Duncan's teams increased their win total each season. He coached five all-conference players in his last three seasons.

Prior to his time at Lander, Duncan was an assistant coach at the University of Virginia from 2006-07 and an assistant coach at Georgia Tech from 2004-06. During the 2005 and 2006 seasons at Georgia Tech, Duncan helped guide the Yellow Jackets to an 89-36 overall record, including two NCAA regional tournament appearances. In 2005, he assisted the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament champions to a 16th–place national ranking with a 1.49 ERA. Duncan was also responsible for coaching ACC Pitcher of the Year Jessica Sallinger.

Duncan graduated from Alabama in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in history and also worked as a student manager for the Crimson Tide softball program.

Duncan is currently a pitcher for the Northern Merchants, a men's fastpitch team in Utica, NY. In 2001, he toured Asia with "The King and His Court" (four-man softball team) and was the team's featured pitcher. Duncan also pitched for the Spartanburg Stars from 1996-2004, helping the team to three NSA World Series appearances.

 

NATALIE YONAN  |  VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH

Natalie Yonan enters her first year as a volunteer assistant for the Rockets. She comes to Toledo from Charleston, SC where she was a four-year standout utility player for Charleston Southern University. As a Buccaneer, Yonan lined up at catcher, second base, shortstop and third base. The Susanville, CA native left her mark in the CSU career record book, ranking in the top-25 in eight categories. She ranks fourth all time in assists (413) and eighth in walks (67). She stands at 15th in putouts (356), 17th in doubles (22) and at bats (518), 18th in fielding percentage (.960), 19th in runs (66), and 24th in on-base percentage (.297).

Yonan graduated from Charelston Southern with her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2016.

 

CARRIE SCHONTER-CHERRY  |  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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SASHA MANDROS  |  GRADUATE ASSISTANT

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