Softball Adds Teller To Coaching Staff for 2012 Season

Harvard is in search of its fifth Ivy League North Division title in 2012 (Harvard Athletic Communications).

The defending Ivy League champion Harvard softball team has added a coaching assistant to its ranks, bringing on Terri Teller ’99 for the 2012 campaign. A former All-Ivy League player for the Crimson, Teller will be making her second appearance on the Harvard coaching staff, as she was an assistant under head coach Jenny Allard from 2000-06.   

In her first two years on the Harvard coaching staff, Teller helped the Crimson to back-to-back Ivy League titles and saw the squad advance to the NCAA tournament in 2000. In her seven years with the team, Teller saw 18 players garner first-team All-Ivy accolades, 15 players earn second-team nods and 13 earn all-league honorable mention.

Following her initial stay with the Crimson coach staff, Teller held a number of positions in the environmental sciences field. She begins her second stint with the Crimson after most recently serving as the education technician for the Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area, a part of the National Park Service.

During her playing career, Teller was a three-time All-Ivy League athlete, earning first team accolades as a senior. She was also named an NEISCA All-Star following her senior season with the Crimson. She ranks 10th in program history in career doubles (27) and recorded the eighth-most RBI (78) in team history.

Brandi Gordon, who is in her fourth season with the program, will serve as assistant coach in 2012, after three seasons as the coaching assistant. Carri Leto Martin, in her sixth season at Harvard, will move into the volunteer assistant role as she prepares for the birth of her first child in early June.