UB head softball coach Trena Peel has resigned after spending four seasons at the helm of the program. Peel has since taken an assistant coaching job at the University of Central Florida.
Peel’s biggest accomplishment after arriving at Buffalo was a 30-22 campaign that resulted in the programs first MAC East title. The three ensuing years however were less than stellar. In that span her teams have reached a combined 39-120 record, including this year’s abysmal 9-46 showing.
This past season the Bulls finished with a less than optimal 4.37 team ERA as opponents batted over .300. The team’s batting also had its struggles, going .236 this past year and was unable to bring home runners in scoring position.
One of the biggest problems of Peel’s tenure was the inability to retain athletes. Last year saw the departures of Katie Weimer and Courtney Gilbert and just games into this past season the Bulls went on without key contributors Savanna Norcio and Ashton Earnhardt.
The only coach remaining on UB’s staff at the moment is pitching coach Tori Speckman. Her hire was announced less than a week ago.