Softball head coach brings Division I experience to help revitalize team

Softball head coach brings Division I experience to help revitalize team

After finishing with a second straight losing record in conference play and the first losing season since 2011, changes at the helm have been made in an effort to revitalize the softball program. UTD’s softball program will begin the year with a new head coach. Rich Wieligman was officially appointed...

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Softball coach leaves UTD after four years

Softball coach leaves UTD after four years

After four seasons with the softball team, head coach Brad Posner will not be returning to UTD next season. His last day was June 1. Athletic director Bill Pettit said he and Posner both had a mutual understanding at the end of the season that it was time to move...

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Culture, seniors key to softball success

Culture, seniors key to softball success

Head coach Brad Posner vying for first win in conference tourney The softball team is looking to expand upon its recent streak of  playoff appearances as it heads into the 2015 campaign. This will be the fourth year the Comets are with head coach Brad Posner. When he first started...

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Inexperienced softball team improving in spite of recent losses

Inexperienced softball team improving in spite of recent losses

The UTD softball team defeated the University of Dallas in two nonconference games on April 1 before losing three conference games to UT Tyler on April 4 and 5. The first game against the University of Dallas ended in just five innings after the mercy rule was invoked, as the...

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Team stumbles in ASC play

Team stumbles in ASC play

The softball team’s six-game winning streak came to an end when it lost three consecutive games against Mary Hardin-Baylor on March 21-22. The Comets took the lead toward the end of the second inning in the first game with back-to-back runs by freshman infielder Kendall Moore and junior infielder Morgan...

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Away games faze team

Away games faze team

The softball team struggled in its conference games against Hardin-Simmons, losing all three games. The Comets lost 7-6 on Feb. 28, and then lost 5-0 and 1-0 in the doubleheader on March 1. Their losses over the weekend bring their overall record to 4-6. The Comets gave up a one-hit...

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Softball player chooses D-III over D-I

Softball player chooses D-III over D-I

Robin Thomas’ religious beliefs help frame her career, future as she looks to impact lives It was the summer of decisions. Manvel High School’s softball player Robin Thomas was heading into her senior year, trying to get into Div. I universities. Unlike what she’d imagined, 2011 was going to be...

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Softball team focuses on improving overall program, ASC title

Softball team focuses on improving overall program, ASC title

The softball program has made great strides in its two years under head coach Brad Posner, with two consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time since 2006. The team will look to improve on its past performances as they hope to win the ASC tournament this year. The Comets will...

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Coach brings passion, knowledge to program

Coach brings passion, knowledge to program

Brad Posner has been a coach his entire life. Softball may be his passion, but teaching is his calling. Posner was named UTD’s head softball coach July 5. For Posner, it is yet another opportunity in his career to influence minds and leave his mark on young adults’ lives, the...

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