Donna is in her 17th season as head coach. She has led the Bears to the NCAA tournament the last four years including a pair of regional final appearances in 2009 and 2010.
This past season she won her 400th career game, a 3-1 victory over national power Eastern Connecticut. In doing so, she became just the seventh active coach in Division III New England to reach that milestone. The season also marked the fifth consecutive NEWMAC tournament appearance for the Bears.
In the last five seasons, the Bears have a record of 161-57-1
and have won three NEWMAC regular season (2009, 2010, 2011) and
three NEWMAC tournament titles (2010, 2011, 2012). Coach K was
named NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 20011.
In 2012, the Bears qualified for the NEWMAC tournament as the sixth and final seed and after being beat, the team had to win five games including three on the final day to claim its third straight championship.
She has an 16-year record of 402-236-1. In each of her first two seasons, she led the Bears to a then school record 26 wins and back-to-back trips to the ECAC Tournament and the program’s first ever post-season win in 1998. The 2009 team won a school-record 39 games and finished 39-7-1 and 15-0-1 in conference play.
Koczajowski has coached an All-American during each of the last three years as pitcher Hayley Feindel and catcher Amanda Frederick earned third team honors in 2010. Feindel, the NCAA Division III All-time leader in wins (124) and strikeouts (1,457) became the first Coast Guard softball player to earn first team All-America honors in 2011 while Holli Bastinck earned first team All-America honors last season.
Coach K was at Smith Academy prior to coming to Coast Guard and
she was a weight training instructor in both 1993 and 1994 at the
University of Massachusetts where she earned a B.S. in Exercise
Science in 1993. She was a four-year letterwinner as a catcher on
the softball team.
Koczajowski earned a Masters in Exercise Science Physiology and Sport Psychology from Springfield College.