Connie Miner
Connie  Miner

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Nebraska-Kearney, 1979


06/27/2017

OAKLAND SOFTBALL 2017 SEASON REVIEW

Golden Grizzlies qualified for Horizon League tournament for second time and three years

06/05/2017

MINER RESIGNS AS HEAD SOFTBALL COACH

She led Oakland University softball for the past five seasons.

05/24/2017

SOFTBALL ADDS TWO NEWCOMERS FOR 2018 SEASON

Golden Grizzlies welcome Natalie Herrington and Jessica Munson for 2018 class

01/25/2017

OAKLAND PICKED FIFTH IN HORIZON LEAGUE PRESEASON POLL

Golden Grizzlies begin season against Quinnipiac at Madeira Invitational, Feb. 17 at 9 a.m.

01/23/2017

OAKLAND SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES 2017 SCHEDULE

The Golden Grizzlies open season on Feb. 17 at the Madeira Invitational

05/07/2016

Highlights

02/04/2015

2/4/2015

Coach Miner recaps the fall season and previews the upcoming 2015 campaign

05/23/2014

Spring Season Recap

Softball Coach, Connie Miner, recaps the spring season

03/21/2014

Wright State

Softball Head Coach, Connie Miner recaps the spring season and previews the upcoming series vs Wright State

02/05/2014

Spring Season

04/02/2017

4-2-17 Oakland Softball vs NKU (Military Day)

4-2-17 Oakland Softball vs NKU (Military Day) Photos by Jose Juarez

05/15/2015

Oakland at No. 3 Michigan - NCAA Softball Ann Arbor Regional

Oakland at No. 3 Michigan - NCAA Softball Ann Arbor Regional

05/09/2015

2015 Horizon League Softball Championships - Saturday

Oakland 7 vs Wright State 3 (5-9-15) Oakland wins 2015 2015 Horizon League Softball Championship

03/27/2013

Oakland vs. Eastern Michigan

The Oakland softball team took on Eastern Michigan in a double header at the Varsity Field on the campus of EMU

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Connie Miner joined the Oakland Athletics staff on Sept. 10, 2012 and brings 23 years of head coaching experience and over 500 career wins.

Under the direction of head coach Miner, the 2015 Oakland softball team, in just its second year in the Horizon League, completed one of the most successful campaigns in program history capturing a share of the program’s first regular season title and followed that by going 3-0 to claim the first Horizon League Tournament championship to advance the NCAA Regional.

Miner also earned Horizon League Coach of the Year honors while seven student-athletes earned HL post season honors including Erin Kownacki, Sara Cupp and Courtnee Johnson (First-Team), Sarah Hartley and Jackie Kisman (Second-Team), and Julia Morales and Haley Zemmer (All-Freshman Team).

In Oakland's first year of membership in the Horizon League in 2014 and just her second season at the helm of the Golden Grizzlies, Miner accumulated 16 wins and coached two all-league performers in Erika Polidori (First Team All-Horizon League) and Kaley Waalkes (All-Freshman Team). 

Miner comes to Oakland after heading the softball program at UC Riverside where she was the head coach from 2004-11 and was the associate head coach from 2000-02. At UCR, Miner helped bring the program from Division II to Division I and raised close to $20,000 per season for facility improvements.

In 2002-03, Miner was an assistant coach at North Carolina where she helped the Tar Heels achieve a 40-22-1 overall record, including a berth to the 2003 NCAA Regional Championship in Fresno, Calif. Miner was in charge of the pitching staff that improved their team earned run average by two points at 1.61, 28th in the NCAA. She also tutored the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year Crystal Cox, who finished in the top three in every pitching statistic in the ACC.

Before joining the Tar Heels, Miner spent four seasons as the head coach at San Jose State (1997-00). While leading the Spartans' program she coached seven All-WAC honorees, nine All-WAC Academic selections, and in her final season she had four All-WAC selections, including the WAC Freshman of the Year.

Miner began her head coaching career at Eastern Michigan where she is the school's all-time winningest coach, posting a 269-254-2 record over nine seasons (1987-96). She led the team to a pair of runner-up finishes in the Mid-American Conference, while earning Mideast Regional Coach of the Year in 1988. Her teams collected regional rankings in 1988, '90, '91, and '94. In addition, her 1988 and '91 squads were nationally ranked. Under her tutelage, Melissa Druillard earned MAC Player of the Year in 1996. During her time at EMU, Miner had one All-American, nine Mid-East regional selections, 18 All-MAC selections and 22 Academic All-MAC selections.

A native of Long Island, Kansas, Miner earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1979. She lettered in softball for UNK from 1976-79.

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