PHILADELPHIA – The Saint Joseph’s softball team has added former Hawk standouts Brooke Darreff and Erin Gallagher to its coaching staff it was announced on Wednesday. Darreff rejoins her alma mater as an assistant coach, while Gallagher returns to the team as an undergraduate assistant.
A former standout catcher, Darreff comes back to Hawk Hill after spending last season as a graduate assistant at Temple. Wearing the Saint Joseph’s jersey from 2006 to 2010, she was named A-10 All-Conference three times, and was selected the 2008 A-10 Player of the Year. Helping the Hawks to three A-10 Tournament berths, she is one of just six players in program history to amass 100 hits and 100 RBIs. Darreff’s 17 career home runs are still tied for fifth in team history, while her .461 batting average from 2008 remains a program record. Upon graduation she received both the 2010 A-10 Sporting Award and the Saint Joseph’s Class of 1950 Award.
Arguably the top pitcher in Hawk history, Gallagher set Saint Joseph's career records for victories (63), strikeouts (614), appearances (134) and innings pitched (671.1). A three-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection, Gallagher holds the records for single-season wins (24) and strikeouts (242) and threw two no-hitters in her career. She helped Saint Joseph's reach the A-10 Championship game twice in the last three years while earning a spot on the league's All-Tournament Team two times. The recipient of the 2012 Saint Joseph's Class of 1950 Award, she is completing her degree in food marketing.