Diann Ramsey begins her second season as the Husson head softball coach in 2020. In addition to her coaching duties, Ramsey also serves as Husson’s Director of Compliance.
Ramsey, who was named the 14th head coach in program history on September 27th, 2018, inherits one of the most respected softball programs in the New England Region, that is coming off their eighth North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in the last ten seasons.
In yet another testament to the program’s winning ways, Husson has notched at least 25 victories in the nine of the past 14 seasons since the Eagles joined the NCAA in 2004.
Coach Ramsey has been witness to much of the program’s success during her three years as a player at Husson. During this time the Eagles have tallied a 79-50 (.612) record including a 49-2 (.961) mark versus conference opponents.
Ramsey arrived at Husson after spending the past eight seasons (2011-18) as the JV field hockey head coach and varsity field hockey assistant coach at Bangor High School. She also served as the Sluggers Baseball/Softball Training Facility's 18 and under head softball coach from 2017 and 2018.
Ramsey was a three-year letterwinner as an infielder on the Husson softball team from 2009-11 and a two-year letterwinner as a defender on the Husson field hockey team from 2009-10.
In 95 career games, she batted .319 (61-for-191) with 39 runs, 14 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 34 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Ramsey also posted a career .450 slugging percentage, a .394 on-base percentage, an .845 on-base plus slugging percentage, a .900 stealing percentage, and a .910 fielding percentage with 86 total bases and 18 extra-base hits.
In field hockey, Ramsey played in 32 games throughout her two years.
Off the diamond and the turf, she was named to the Spring North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Academic team in 2010 and 2011 and to the Fall NAC All-Academic team in 2009 and 2010.
During her career, Ramsey helped Husson field hockey and softball capture five NAC Championships (two field hockey and three softball), three NAC Softball Regular Season Crowns and five NCAA Tournament berths.
Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Husson in 2011 and earned a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology and Exercise Science from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2014.
A native of Otisfield, Maine, Ramsey attended Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.
Jenn Plourde enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Husson softball team in 2020.
Plourde’s coaching career began before graduating from Husson University. She was appointed the head varsity softball coach at Old Town High School in 2012. That year the Coyotes won their first-ever Eastern Maine Class B Championship and State Class B Championship titles. Coach Plourde has been named Penobscot Valley Conference (PVC) Coach of the Year five times (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018). The Coyotes have been PVC Champions four times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 and won three State Class B Championships (2012, 2016 and 2017) under her tenure.
In three years as a women’s basketball and soccer player, Plourde helped both program’s earn three North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championships and NCAA Tournament berths, and two NAC Regular Season Titles with a collective 93-50-1 (.649) overall record from 2007-09.
In soccer, Plourde was midfielder and goalie but most of her success on the pitch came inside the goalie box for Coach Keith Bosley. She played in 25 total games (19 as a goalie and six as a midfielder) with 15 starts. Plourde posted a 12-3-0 record with nine shutouts and a 0.91 goals-against average, while only allowing 15 goals in 1489:01 minutes and made 65 saves for an .813 save percentage. She is the Eagles all-time career leader in goals against average and winning percentage (.800), while ranking among the career leaders in shutouts, wins, saves per game (3.42), saves, lowest goals allowed per game average (0.79), goalie minutes played, and goalie games played.
She helped the Eagles win three consecutive NAC Championships and NCAA Tournament berths from 2007-2009, including the program’s first-ever and only NCAA Tournament victory in 2008 over Norwich University by a score of 2-0.
In basketball, Plourde was guard for Hall of Fame head coach Kissy Walker for three seasons, appearing in 55 career games. She tallied 66 points, 31 rebounds, 15 assists, four steals and one block, while shooting 43.1 (22-51) percent from the floor, 41.7 (15-36) percent from behind the arc and 87.5 (7-8) percent from the free throw line. Plourde averaged 1.2 points, 0.6 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.1 steals per game during her career.
She helped Husson earn the program’s first NAC regular season title in six seasons in 2009.
Pourde earn a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Husson in 2010.
A native of Howland, Maine, Pourde attended Penobscot Valley High School.
Rick Roberts enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Husson softball program in 2020, working primarily with the pitchers. Roberts has been coaching/playing softball for over 40 years.
Roberts spent 20 years pitching and coaching in a men’s fastpitch softball league in Los Angeles, Calif. before moving to Ellsworth, Maine in 1998. That same year he began as a volunteer assistant varsity softball coach at Ellsworth High School and spent ten seasons that role before been named the head coach in 2008. After serving as the Ellsworth Eagles’ head varsity softball coach for eight seasons, Roberts resigned his post so that he could work with kids from all over the State of Maine.
Roberts began coaching a 16 & under summer league and started doing pitching clinics in Ellsworth in 1998. Those early clinics led into doing clinics for the entire downeast area including traveling weekly to the Machias area. He is currently teaching pitching for several Maine schools as well as working with hitters and fielders, including a stop at Thomas College.
During his coaching career, he has had the pleasure of watching many of his athletes continue their softball careers at the college level from Division I to Division III. Roberts’ students are as young as eight years old, and some are still pitching in college.
He is also a member of the coaching staff at Sluggers Baseball & Softball Training Facility in Brewer, Maine, where he provides one-on-one instruction.
Roberts has been a member of the Ellsworth Police Department since he moved to Maine in 1998. Prior to joining the Ellsworth Police Department as an officier, Roberts worked for the Los Angeles Police Department for 12 years.
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Roberts attended Monroe High School.
Dr. Lee Speronis enters his ninth season as an assistant coach with the Husson softball team in 2020. It marks his third stint with the Eagles after spending his first stint from 2008-13 as an assistant coach for Hall of Fame head coach Amanda Bourgoin and his second during the 2015 season. His areas of coaching responsibilities have included the outfielders, base-running, hitting, coaching first base as well as administrative duties.
During his time on the coaching staff, Coach Speronis has helped guide the Husson softball program to seven winning seasons with a combined 202-100-1 (.668) record with six North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championships, five NAC Regular Season titles, five NCAA DIII Tournament appearances and and a NCAA Championship Tournament Regional runner-up finish in 2015. He has coached 35 All-Conference, 14 Conference All-Tournament Team, 12 Conference All-Academic selections, and four Eagle Award Winners, three Conference Players of the Year, one Conference Pitcher of the Year, two Conference Rookies of the Year and six Conference Tournament MVPs.
When not on the ball field; “Dr. S” serves as the director and as an associate professor at the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management within Husson University’s College of Business.
Dr. Speronis received his law degree from Stetson University and worked as an attorney in Florida in various capacities for over ten years. He was an area director for a major restaurant company in metropolitan New York before moving to Bangor with his family where he became an award winning managing/partner at one of the area’s premier restaurants.
Since moving to Maine in 2003, Dr. Speronis has concentrated on giving back to the community as much as possible through charitable work and service. Lee served as the board chair of the Bangor Convention and Visitor’s Bureau from 2013-2015 and will serve as board chair of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce beginning in 2017. He is the treasurer of both the American Folk Festival and the Cross Insurance Center Advisory Group. He is a member of the board of the Maine Restaurant Association and president of the Parish Council at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. His current and past fundraising activities have included the following: MPBN, the Bangor Humane Society, the Tour de Cure Diabetes Fundraiser in Bar Harbor and Champion the Cure Challenge for the Lafayette Cancer Center.
As an advisor, Dr. Speronis enjoys working with his students closely in order to help them to achieve their goals. He is or has been an advisor to student government, the Hospitality Association and Young Republican clubs at Husson. Lee also was the assistant coach of Husson’s 7-time conference championship softball team, and now serves as the faculty representative to the football team. Lee has always been highly interested in helping students gain knowledge in the business world and hospitality industries through experiential learning. He began his teaching career at Husson as an adjunct professor before joining the faculty full time in 2008. His personal interests include family life with his wife and two children, hiking, kayaking and the Red Sox.