Kris Herman has been an instrumental figure in collegiate softball since beginning her coaching career at Tufts University in 1988.
Herman came to Williams during the 2003-04 academic year.
On March 27, Herman reached the 700-win milestone in her career. Herman's career mark stands at 728-382-5, a .651 winning percentage. She became the 17th coach at the Div. III level to surpass 700 wins in a career and is 13th on the active list.
Over the past four seasons, Herman has guided her Ephs to four consecutive NESCAC West Division titles, back-to-back NESCAC championships and four straight trips into the NCAA Div. III Tournament. The Ephs hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time in program history in 2014 and repeated the feat in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017, Williams hosted a NCAA Super Regional for the first time.
The 2017 team was Herman's third to advance to the NCAA Div. III national championships, joining the 2005 and 2006 squads.
Herman began her coaching career at her alma mater, Tufts, in 1988. She coached the Jumbos for 16 seasons and compiled a record of 339-164-3 (.679), winning five NESCAC titles and guiding her team to an NCAA Tournament appearance in her last seven seasons at the school. Tufts also made its first NCAA World Series appearance under Herman.
In 2004, Herman shifted to Williams, where she promptly led the Ephs to three straight NESCAC Championships (2004, 2005, 2006).
Herman was named NESCAC Coach of the Year four times and earned New England COTY honors in 2001, 2005 and 2006.
In her 30 seasons, Herman has coached 13 All Americans and 36 First Team All-New England players.
In May of 2011 Herman was elevated to Senior Women's Administrator at Wiliams where she will fill in for the athletic director as needed, attend NESCAC and NCAA meetings, serve as an official contact person with the NCAA for Williams, along with organizing the evaluation of junior faculty in the Eph athletic department, game management, and tournament administration.
Overall, Herman has a 728-382-5 (.651) record. From 1997-2006, she coached her teams to nine consecutive conference championships.
B.A. Political Science, Tufts University 1986
M.A. Secondary Education/Teaching, Tufts 1989
Head Softball Coach, Tufts University 1988-2003 Overall record: 339-164-3 (.679), 16 years
Head Softball Coach, Williams College 2004-2018 Overall record: 389-2018-2 (.629), 15 years
Combined Overall record: 689-373-5 (.649), 30 years
NESCAC Champions: 1991, '93, 2001, '02, '03 (Tufts), '04, '05, '06, '16, '17 (Williams)
NCAA participant: 1997--2006, 2014-2018; NCAA World Series (T 7th) 2005, 2006 and 2017 (3rd)
Coached 15 All-Americans, 38 First Team All-NE players