Danielle Delude
Danielle Delude
Title: Head Softball Coach/Asst. SID/Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach/SAAC Advisor
Phone: 434-381-6126
Email: ddelude@sbc.edu

Delude enters her fifth season as Head Softball Coach and Assistant Sports Information Director. In the past four seasons the Vixens have placed four players on the ODAC Sportsmanship team, one player on the ODAC Honorable mention team, and in 2010 six players were named to the ODAC All-Academic team.

Delude came to Sweet Briar after coaching at Stonehill College for six years.  Prior to that post, Delude served as assistant coach for four years.  While at Stonehill, Delude guided her teams to the highest win totals for the softball program.  Through her guidance her teams have excelled both on the field and in the classroom.  She coached a number of all conference teams and all conference academic teams.

Delude was a four-year varsity athlete for Stonehill, and she batted .260 during her senior season of 1998 and led the team in RBI.  She is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

At Sweet Briar, Delude also serves as Assistant Sports Information Director.   She is responsible for Field Hockey and Swimming sports information duties.  In addition, Delude serves as a recruiting facilitator. She helps organize athletic open houses and coordinates the department recruiting system. In October of 2013 Delude earned her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS). 

This summer Coach Delude co-wrote and adapted the NCAA Step-Up program for use at Sweet Briar. Delude worked with faculty members and staff members from across campus to implement a program that would help teach students to become active bystanders on campus and in their communities.