Jennifer Probst completed her 3rd season at Millersville leading the Marauders to a 23-20 record, while finishing 3rd in the East Division of the conference. She guided her team to their second appearance in the PSAC tournament, which makes it the second time in program history. Three Marauders were given post-season recognition including first team all PSAC, first team all region, and first team all academic. There were various single season school records broken including home runs, slugging percentage, RBI's, extra base hits, and total bases.
Probst has had much success in the circle over the last three years. Two out of three of her seasons at Millersville she has had an athlete break the career strikeout record. While 10 out of 12 of her years as a collegiate coach she has had an all conference pitcher.
During her first year she made an immediate impact on the Millersville softball program in 2016. She guided her team to their first-ever PSAC Tournament where they won two games including one over nationally-ranked West Chester, and finished with a 28-20 record. Three Marauders were named All-PSAC East, which was the most Marauders on the postseason team since 2011.
Probst was named head softball coach on July 27, 2015. A two-time MAC Freedom Coach of the Year, brought to Millersville a championship-winning resume and link to the PSAC as a pitcher and graduate of Bloomsburg.
Probst started her head coaching career at Misericordia in 2010 and compiled a 150-109 (.580) record with a MAC Freedom Championship in 2012. Her teams totaled three MAC Freedom championship game appearances and postseason berths in five of six seasons. Probst’s teams were remarkably consistent, winning between 25 and 28 games five times. The 2012 club reached the NCAA Tournament. Probst was voted the MAC Freedom Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
Her teams’ successes have been built on strong pitching staffs and lineups that get on base and hit home runs. Misericordia ranked in the top three of the MAC Freedom in team ERA in each of her six seasons and led the league with a 3.19 mark in 2015. Twice her team led the league in home runs, and it hit 38 in 45 games in 2015. Probst coached 23 All-MAC Freedom players including four first team pitchers, a pitcher of the year and rookie of the year award winner. Additionally, her players accounted for 50 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Academic awards. Her team’s GPA has remained over 3.4 for six consecutive seasons.
Probst’s duties at Misericordia extended beyond the field as she also served as the department’s director of athletic operations and coached the volleyball team in 2013. Her coaching career started at York College in 2008. She served as pitching coach for two seasons, helping York to a 57-26 record, two Capital Athletic Conference Tournament berths and a national ranking.
As a collegiate pitcher Probst played for three seasons at Bloomsburg under legendary head coach Jan Hutchinson, playing in three PSAC Tournaments and three NCAA Tournaments. As a fifth-year senior, Probst transferred to Mansfield and played for Edith Gallagher while completing her biology degree from Bloomsburg. She earned a master’s degree in sports science from the U.S. Sports Academy in 2010. Probst’s ties to the PSAC extend to her family as her younger sister, Jessie Probst, graduated after a four-year career pitching for Lock Haven.