Casie Runksmeier joins us from Daniel Webster College where she has been the head softball coach for the last three seasons. Her coaching philosophy revolves around life skill development and process over outcome. In addition to leading the softball team, Casie is a co-advisor to SAAC and is an instructor for the Sport and Recreation Management course.
Outside of the college realm, Casie has worked extensively with the NH Comets Junior Olympic Softball organization over the last seven years.
Previous to DWC, she spent two years as the Assistant Softball Coach at New England College, with full-time responsibilities as a Professional Mentor at the same institution. As a Professional Mentor, she worked with students through one-on-one meetings that can included connecting the student to resources, working on academic skills and/or life skill development. In addition, she was an instructor of a course, “Transitions to Academic Success.” While at NEC, Casie completed her second Master’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management: Coaching.
Before going to New England College, she worked at and attended the University of Southern Maine. As she worked towards a Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education she concentrated on collegiate athletic administration, focusing much of her work on academic support. In association with this pursuit she was a graduate intern in Intramural Sports and Recreation, an Assistant Softball Coach, a Program Manager with Residential Life, and a graduate assistant in the Program Resource Center.
Previous to joining USM she worked at the Portland Sports Complex in Portland, Maine as the Director of Facility Operations for two and a half years. Through this position she managed all aspects of the 50,000 square foot indoor sports facility and convention center.
Casie completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and played four years of varsity softball at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.