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Breanne Nasti was named Head Coach of the Adelphi University softball team on Thursday, August 16, 2012, becoming the eighth coach in program history.
In Nasti’s first season as a Panther, she posted a 25-5 record in Northeast-10 Conference play, capturing the Southwest division regular season crown. The Panthers then continued on to win the programs first tournament title, after which they were granted the fifth seed in the NCAA East Regional. Nasti and her assistants Ophir Sadeh and Leah McIntosh were also named the NFCA Division II East Region Coaching Staff of the Year- another first for the program.
To conclude her inaugural season, Nasti and the Panthers finished with a 41-19 overall record and ranked 14th in the nation. Her 41 wins tied the single season record previously set in 2008. Success was also noted in the classroom, as the team ended the semester with a 3.598 GPA and was awarded the Northeast-10 Team Academic Excellence award. Nasti also mentored one NFCA and Daktronics All-American, three NFCA All-Region players, six All-Conference honorees, two ECAC Division II All-Stars and three All-Tournament team members, including the conference tournament MVP.
Prior to coming to Adelphi Nasti spent four years at Stony Brook University as a hitting instructor and outfield coach, under her tutelage, the Seawolves offense hit for power, averaging 33 home runs and more than 68 doubles a season, and for average, posting the then highest team batting average since joining the Division I ranks in 2009 (.299).
In 2009, Stony Brook set school records in RBI (231), runs (251), doubles (79), stolen baes (75) and slugging percentage (.475). Under Nasti they also set records for sacrifices (62) and hit-by-pitch (46).
Before coming to Stony Brook, Nasti was an assistant coach at St. John's. Prior to St. John's, Nasti spent one season at Hofstra. During her lone year with the Red Storm, Nasti helped St. John's earn a spot in the Big East Tournament and to a 27-30 overall record.
In her one year stop at Hofstra Nasti helped coach the Pride to a 43-16-1 record. Hofstra finished the season as champions of the Colonial Athletic Association and as Region 12 finalists.
A 2004 graduate of Buffalo with a degree in psychology, Nasti owns virtually every Bulls' offensive record. She was a four-year letterwinner and a three-time all-region honoree as well as a three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection.
Nasti left Buffalo as the all-time leader in average (.387), home runs (27), RBI (113), hits (197), doubles (46), triples (7), runs (93) and walks (66). In 2002, she set the UB and MAC single season record with a .451 batting average. Nasti also performed well in the classroom, earning Academic All-District I from 2002-2004, Academic All-MAC in 2003 and the SUNY Chancellor's Award in 2004. She was also a three-time UB Scholar-Athlete.
A native of Baldwin, New York, Nasti, earned her master's degree from Fresno State and was a three-time high school All-American and holds the single season national high school record with a .774 batting average. Nasti has worked many camps including Julie Bolduc's Pro-Pitch Camp, the Adelphi Softball Camp, Hofstra Softball Clinic, Molloy Baseball Camp and the Stony Brook Softball Camp.