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Cheryl Milligan

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Softball Head Coach

Phone: (617) ***-****  
Email: c***@***.edu
Local Address:  New Castle , New Hampshire , United States
Tufts University
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston , Massachusetts 02111
United States

Company Description: Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University are international leaders in innovative medical...   more

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  • master's degree , education
  • Tufts
  • undergraduate degree , biology and environmental science
  • Ph.D.
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We could not have achieved our ..., 6 June 2013 [cached]
We could not have achieved our team success without her" said Tufts softball head coach Cheryl Milligan.
MEDFORD -- Softball wasn't the main reason Cheryl Milligan decided to enroll at Tufts University in 1991.She was a shortstop out of North Penn, Pennsylvania recruited by Division I programs, but it was the academic opportunity that led her to Medford.Softball would soon become the most important part of her experience at Tufts, though.She and three teammates from the Class of 1995 led the young program to regional respect over their four years.
Since then, the Tufts softball program has blossomed into one of New England's best.
Milligan was a part of six of those teams as an assistant coach, including the 2000 squad that won the NCAA New England championship and played in the College World Series.
Unexpectedly, the next chapter of Milligan's involvement with the Tufts softball program has now begun.
Milligan has been promoted to Head Coach of the Jumbos on an interim basis.
"Our main priority was to maintain the continuity of one of our most successful programs," said Director of Athletic Bill Gehling."Cheryl is highly respected by both present and former players and by the softball community.
Milligan, 30, played shortstop for Herman in every inning of the 120 games during her Tufts softball career.
Along with Jodi Beach, Beth Arruda and Jen Dellagalla, Milligan was a member of the class that vaulted the softball program into annual post-season contention.
However, it was the team's exclusion from the NCAA Tournament that season that Milligan said was a major turning point for the program.
"We seniors were upset about that," she said."We were good enough to go and didn't go.It lit a fire for the rest of the team, and they built on that."
After living in California for a few years after graduation, Milligan returned to Massachusetts in 1997.
For two seasons, Milligan handled grunt work for the team such as bed checks on the road and the laundry.In 2000 she took on a greater coaching role, serving as the team's hitting and outfielders instructor.She worked with All-Americans like C/OF Randee McArdle and C Lis Drake.
"The kids are very positive about it," Milligan said."It's important that they walk in and don't see a stranger.There will be some changes, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel here."
The seventh Tufts graduate to become a head coach at her alma mater, Milligan is the fourth head coach of the Tufts softball program.She follows Herman (1988-2003), Dave Caputi (1986-87) and Lori Ford (1985).Born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Milligan attended North Penn High School in Lansdale.She will also serve as the director of the intramural program at Tufts.
Milligan earned a graduate degree in education from Tufts in 1999, in addition to her undergraduate degree in biology and environmental science.She is currently in the midst of coursework towards a Ph.D at the Tufts School of Nutrition, but isn't sure about her plans towards that pursuit now that she has a new job.
"Softball became more a part of my life at Tufts than it was for anyone I ever met," Milligan said while sitting in her office.
NESCAC, 29 May 2014 [cached]
Cheryl Milligan Softball Head Coach (617) 627-5241
Head Coach, Cheryl Milligan ..., 27 May 2014 [cached]
Head Coach, Cheryl Milligan and her staff look forward to sharing what it takes to be a National Champion at this summer's NIKE Softball Camp at Tufts University.
Tufts University softball head coach Cheryl Milligan and her staff were named as both the New England Region and National Coaching Staff of the Year at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) convention.
Coach Milligan, assistant coach Melissa Myers and assistant coach Jodie Moreau guided the Jumbos to the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship and were honored at the convention during a brunch on Saturday (Dec. 7).
Milligan was named NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row and for the sixth time of her career.
Meet your coaching staff Camp Director
Cheryl Milligan
The Tufts University Softball program is one of the best in New England under the direction of head coach Cheryl Milligan, now in her ninth season with the Jumbos. A 1995 Tufts graduate, Milligan has guided the Jumbos to three New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) titles and three NCAA Tournament berths. Her teams have a combined record of 221-98 for an excellent .693 winning percentage.
In 2009, Milligan was voted by her peers as the conference's Coach of the Year for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five years.
In addition to being voted the conference's coach of the year, Milligan was also awarded New England Coach of the Year from the ECAC for 2009.
Six Jumbos have earned All-American honors during Milligan's tenure. She has also coached six NESCAC Players of the Year. Her 2005 Tufts team led the nation in home runs per game with a 1.20 average, currently the 13th-best single-season mark NCAA Div. III history.
A four-year starter at shortstop and an assistant coach for six years at Tufts, Milligan was promoted to head coach of the Jumbos in July 2003. She played every inning of the 120 games during her Tufts softball career. Her .377 career batting average is fifth all-time, and she is fifth on the team's career runs scored list with 119. Milligan was a member of the class that vaulted the softball program into annual post-season contention.
... Cheryl Milligan, Camp Director Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center
Cheryl Milligan
Coach Milligan has been the head coach at Tufts University for nine years and has spent her entire playing and coaching career as a Jumbo. Tufts made appearances in the NCAA D3 World Series in 2009 and 2012. She is a very well respected clinician and was named NESCAC Coach Of the Year in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2012. Her teams have been among the top 10 in New England consistently throughout her career.
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