KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island head coach Bridget Hurlman announced the hiring of Olivia Gamache as the team's pitching coach.
Gamache, a native of Middletown, R.I., comes to the Rams after spending the last four seasons as an assistant coach with Division III Roger Williams. In addition to serving as the pitching coach, Gamache will assist with administrative roles, including working with academics and helping with equipment and travel management.
"We are all extremely excited for Olivia to come on board," Hurlman said. "From the start, she has been eager to work hard with our pitching staff and do anything she can to help our program make its push for the Atlantic 10 Championship. She is a great coach and even better person. We knew she would be a great addition, and we welcome her into the Ram family."
While at Roger Williams, Gamache developed practice plans, assisted with recruiting and organized the program's 2017 softball camp. She also developed practice plans that focused on pitcher/catcher development as well as defensive and offensive skill work.
Gamache also has experience as a coach with Planet Fastpitch in Uxbridge, Mass., where she works as a pitching, hitting and skills coach. She also spent four seasons coaching with the New England Phoenix club team.
"Olivia's wealth of pitching knowledge and experience coaching at many levels has already benefited our program and pitching staff in just her short time in Kingston," Hurlman said. "I am looking forward to watching her impact on our program continue to grow as the year progresses."
Gamache was a starting pitcher for four seasons at Tennessee State, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Human Performance and Sports Sciences with a focus in Athletic Training in 2014. She played her high school softball at The Prout School in Wakefield for three seasons before playing her senior season at Exeter/West Greenwich.