The Glenville State Pioneers have named a new softball coach.
Kristen Tunno will take the reigns of the program for the upcoming season.
"I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to become a part of the Pioneer family here at Glenville State," Tunno said. "I am excited to begin promoting the vision and future of Pioneer Softball. I cannot wait to get started."
Tunno joins Glenville State after serving as an assistant softball coach at Davis & Elkins where, during her time there, she helped lead the team to an overall record of 80-105 from 2011 to 2014.
Before beginning her coaching career she played at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a four-year starter for the Crimson Hawks, which went to the NCAA Division II World Series. Also during her playing career, the Crimson Hawks were named PSAC Conference Champions and NCAA Division II Atlantic Super Regional Champions.
Tunno was a three-time All-PSAC Central first team selection in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and was a member of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region team in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She ranks second at IUP in career batting average hitting .370, second in career hits with 192, seventh in games played with 165, fourth in at bats with 519, seventh in RBIs with 88 and sixth in doubles with 30.
She earned her bachelor's degree in Sports & Business Administration from IUP in the Spring of 2011 and is currently working on her Master's Degree in Business Administration at American Public University.
A native of Seaford, Virginia, Tunno graduated from Grafton High School in 2007 where she was named first team all-state in both softball and volleyball.
"I think that Kristen brings all the tools and skills to lead our Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team," Director of Athletics Janet Bailey said.
Tunno replaces Mandy Sansbury who took the head softball position at the University of Mount Olive.