Former Quinnipiac softball coach takes new job at Providence College


M.J. Baird

By: Mike Dalton

After five years as the head coach of Quinnipiac Softball, Jill Karwoski is taking the next step in her coaching career.

Providence College Athletics Director Bill Driscoll announced on Monday that Karowski will be the new head softball coach for the Friars for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Last season, the Friars were second-to-last in the Big East with a 6-14 confernce record (13-32 overall). This was the first time in five years that the Friars didn’t reach the 15 win mark (6-29 in 2013-14).

Providence College softball is not foreign to the former Quinnipiac head coach. In fact it is a return to Friartown that awaits her. In the 2012-13 season, Karowski served as an assistant coach and helped the Friars to a 23-28-1 season.

With Karwoski at the helm in Hamden, Quinnipiac posted a 101-154 overall record across five seasons.

In 2016, Karwoski lead the Bobcats to a 28-29 season that saw them make it all the way to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) semi-finals, their best MAAC postseason finish in program history.

This past season the Bobcats finished the regular season tied for sixth-place in the conference, but missed out on a postseason spot due to a lost tiebreaker.

According to the Quinnipiac Athletics website, the only current softball coaches listed are Lynn and Rocco Labbadia.