Michelle Coultas is in her 11th year as head softball coach at Point Park University entering the 2017 season. Coultas took over the softball program at her alma mater for the 2007 season.
During her time at Point Park, Coultas has led the Pioneers to seven 20-win seasons and seven trips to the conference tournament in her first 10 years. Point Park reached the American Mideast Tournament finals in 2011 and 2012 and the KIAC Tournament semifinals in 2013. The Pioneers have qualified for the KIAC Tournament in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and reached the final four teams in 2016. The Pioneers reached the River States Conference tournament in 2017 as the No. 4 seed.
Since taking over prior to the 2007 season, Coultas has established the program as a consistent winner that competes for conference playoffs and championships year in and year out. Point Park's 31 wins in 2013 were the most ever under Coultas.
Coultas' first two years at Point Park (2007 & 2008) had the Pioneers go 12-23 in a rebuilding year of 2007 and then rebounding for a 17-20 record and a trip to the AMC playoffs in 2008.
In addition to being the head softball coach, Coultas was also Point Park's Assistant Director of Athletics, a role that she began in the fall of 2008. Beginning spring 2015, her title changed to Primary Woman Administrator.
Her primary duties as primary women's administrator include overseeing the academic progress of Point Park's student-athletes and assisting with all aspects of the athletic department.
Her duties have her overseeing the adminstration of the Point Park Rho Chapter of the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. That academic recognition along with others such as the NAIA Scholar-Athlete and NAIA Scholar Team awards are calculated by Coultas.
Coultas' duties also have her administering Point Park's participation in the NAIA Champions of Character initiative.
Coultas played softball at Point Park from 1993-1997, and she racked up first team all-conference accolades every year. She was Co-Freshman of the Year in 1993.
As a standout shortstop, Coultas played every inning of every game during in her career with the Pioneers. She suited up for the women’s basketball team at the conclusion of her softball playing days.
Following her graduation with a double degree in social sciences and secondary education, Coultas coached at Bethel Park High School from 1998-2000, where she headed the junior varsity program. She also had a brief stint at Fort Couch Middle School in Upper St. Clair.
“I want to build this program and put it on the map,” Coultas said. “I hope to give the ladies a chance to further their athletic and career goals.
“I want to give back to the school everything that it is has given me.”
Rob Ferrari is in his ninth season as assistant coach for the Point Park University softball team.
Ferrari's softball coaching experience includes six years as the head softball coach at Mt. Alvernia High School. His responsibilities on the Point Park coaching staff include assisting with all aspects of the team and coaching first base.
Ferrari has been married to his wife Karen for over three decades, and the couple has a daughter named Kelsey.