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Jennifer Abrams begins her third season as an assistant coach with the Seton Hall University softball team in 2016. She serves as the Pirates hitting coach as well as the primary outfield coach.
Under Abrams' guidance, The Hall's power numbers saw a dramatic spike in 2015. The Pirates increased their home run total by 33, smashing 60 long balls and raised their slugging percentage by nearly 80 points up to .459. The Pirates increased their run total by 82 runs while increasing walks and striking out less in 2015 compared to '14.
Abrams is also involved in several off-field roles with the Pirates, including alumni relations, compliance, scouting, recruiting travel and staff operations.
She joined the Pirates' coaching staff after spending one season as a management intern for the Providence College softball program, and four years as a standout student-athlete for the Friars. Abrams appeared in nearly 200 games for the Friars over her four-year career from 2009-12, making 188 starts and boasting a .293 career-batting average. In 2011 she hit .347 and earned CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District honors while her 35 runs scored and 61 base hits that season both rank as the third-highest single-season tally in Providence history.
Abrams' coaching experience dates back to her playing days where she served as a Providence Softball Camp Director for four years from 2009-12 and she was also a coach for the Polar Crush Elite Softball Program in Boston, Mass., from 2011-12. With Polar Crush Elite she prepared training schedules, managed team trips and developed workout plans. In 2013 Abrams was a camp counselor at the Villanova University Softball Camp and Fairfield University Softball Camp. Abrams graduated Cum Laude from Providence in 2012 and earned a degree in business administration.
In addition to interning with the softball team for the 2013 season she also worked as a graduate assistant in the Friars' athletics compliance office. Abrams was a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and was Providence's BIG EAST Female Student-Athlete of the Year award winner in 2012. She played one season of field hockey at Providence as a graduate student in 2013, starting 16 of her 17 games played while finishing the season with one goal and two assists.