From Emory University Athletics
Emory University head softball coach Penny Siqueiros has announced the appointment of Casey Chrietzberg as assistant coach.
Chrietzberg comes to the Emory program after a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, where the Hawks won 20 or more games every season. Chrietzberg helped Huntington to the program's first-ever NCAA D-III Tournament berth after capturing its first Great South Athletic Conference championship in 2012, finishing the season with an overall slate of 28-15. This past year, the Hawks captured the GSAC regular-season title with a 16-0 ledger en route to compiling a final record of 25-11. Chrietzberg worked with the Huntingdon pitchers and saw her hurlers receive the league's Pitcher of the Year Award on three occasions.
"Casey possesses a character that is upstanding, positive, dynamic, mature, selfless, and professional," Siqueiros said. "Having these qualities within an assistant coach will allow for our athletes to prosper at the highest of levels. I am extremely excited that Casey is joining the staff and I look forward to working with her on a daily basis in the team's pursuit of a national championship."
Chrietzberg played collegiately at Bevill State Community College (AL) for two seasons, capturing NJCC Division I All-America honors in 2006, before closing out her career at Huntingdon during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. She finished her career at HC by playing in 74 games and recording a .321 batting average with seven home runs 43 RBIs and 38 runs. She was all-league and academic all-conference in the GSAC her final year.
She earned her bachelor's degree in coaching/education from Huntingdon in 2009, and is presently in the process of obtaining her master's degree in physical education from Alabama State University.