A New England native who has achieved success playing and coaching at two of the most highly-regarded softball programs in the region is now in her sixth year as the head softball coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Under Sasin, the Corsairs are 55-124, with a strong 42-52 record in the Little East Conference.
In 2014, Sasin led the Corsairs to the program’s best finish with a 7-7 record in the Little East Conference. That year, UMass Dartmouth tied for fourth place in the league standings, which is also a program record, and advanced to the LEC Tournament for the first time since 2006. Sasin was honored by the league, receiving the Coach of the Year award for 2014. From that squad, sophomore pitcher Shannon Orton was selected to the LEC First Team, while freshman second base Marissa Spinuzzi was tabbed to the Second Team.
Most recently, sophomore designated player Abby Tremblay became the third player under Sasin’s tutelage to be named All-Conference, earning Second Team accolades following the 2015 season.
Amy Sasin succeeded Kelly Roy-Sale, who resigned after the 2010 season.
Sasin served as an assistant coach at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. for three seasons, assisting in all phases of the program. She also assisted at Oliver Ames High School in North Easton, Mass., and coached in the Westport Youth Softball program.
At Wheaton, where she assisted Head Coach Gina Loudenburg, the Lyons went 99-30-1 during her tenure between 2002 and 2004. They were the champions of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in each season, advancing to the NCAA Division III Championships. They won the regional championship and tied for fifth in the College World Series in 2004 after advancing to the regional semi-finals in 2002 and the regional finals in 2003.
A native of Canton, Mass., where she played softball and ice hockey, Sasin went on to star at Bridgewater State. A 1999 BSU graduate, Sasin was a four-year starter for the Bears as a catcher, serving as team captain three times and twice earning All-American honors. Her team posted a record of 112-53, twice qualified for the NCAA Championships, and was the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional champion and an NCAA finalist in her senior year
Sasin also has athletic administrative experience, serving as the assistant facilities manager at Wheaton, as an assistant athletic trainer at UMass Dartmouth from 2001 until 2002, and as the head athletic trainer at Oliver Ames High School between 2000 and 2009.