Olivia Gamache joined Bridget Hurlman's coaching staff as the pitching coach in October of 2017. She was named the program's director of operations in April of 2018, but will return to the coaching staff for the 2018-19 season, her second at Rhode Island.
Gamache, a native of Middletown, R.I., came to the Rams after spending 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. 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.
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.