Kozlowski Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Oct. 31, 2006
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Natalie Kozlowski, who has served as an assistant on the East Carolina University softball staff for the past six seasons, has been promoted to associate head coach according to an announcement by Pirates' Head Coach Tracey Kee on Tuesday.
Kozlowki has been on the ECU staff for six years, serving as the offensive and outfield coach throughout her time with the Pirates. Kozlowski also had the responsibility as recruiting coordinator, scouting director and conditioning coach during her tenure at ECU.
Kozlowski's squads dominate the ECU record book as she is responsible for teams ranked first or second in 10 out of 11 categories. Offensively, her squads rank number one in games played, at-bats, homeruns, base on balls, hits, RBI and doubles. They are ranked second in batting average and stolen bases.
Kozlowski guided the Pirate offense to its highest homerun total in school history in 2005 with 57, shattering the previous record of 40 set in 1999. Last season the ECU offense led Conference USA in SAC bunts with 89, while finishing third in doubles, second in Sacrifice flies and second in stolen bases. Kozlowski has coached sixteen all-conference members at ECU.
Kozlowski was an assistant to Kee when she was awarded Conference USA Coach-of-the-Year in 2005. The Pirates have amassed a record of 252-147 with Kozlowski as an assistant, including the school record 60-win season in 2000.
"Being able to retain Coach Koz for seven years has made a direct impact on our program's success," said Kee. "She's a tireless worker with an uncanny teaching ability. Working side by side with a coach who's loyal, driven and completely committed to our program and university is priceless. Her impact on the development of our student-athletes has been and will be felt for many years to come."
Prior to coming to ECU, Kozlowski served as an assistant at Towson and George Mason. Kozlowski holds a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University ('92) and a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts ('95). Kozlowski was a multi-sport star at Hofstra, where she played both softball and basketball.