Matt Klampert | Assistant Coach
Matt Klampert enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Fordham softball team under head coach Melissa Inouye.
Klampert had previously worked alongside Coach Inouye at Iona since August 2015. During his time with the Gaels, spanning three seasons, the program won the 2017 MAAC Regular Season championship and participated in the National Invitational Softball Championship postseason tournament. The Gaels qualified for the conference tournament each of the past two years.
Prior to his stint at Iona, Klampert served as a student manager for two years and then as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, St. John's, which he graduated from in 2014.
"Coach Klampert was a part of my previous coaching staff for three years so he understands and knows my overall vision, culture and how I like to run things. He will be a consistent and vital asset for me through this transition and brings a good overall mind for the game and great energy to our program. I'm confident that our student-athletes will enjoy being around him and his enthusiasm."
Katie McEachern | Assistant Coach
Katie McEachern enters her first season as an assistant coach after being hired in August 2018 by head coach Melissa Inouye.
McEachern spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Saint Francis University while attaining her Master's degree. During her two years in Loretto, Pa., the Red Flash won back-to-back Northeast Conference championships, going undefeated in league action both seasons, while the coaching staff earned NEC honors in 2017 and NFCA Great Lakes Regional distinction this past spring. Saint Francis traveled to Arizona for the past two NCAA Regionals. Prior to her time as a coach, McEachern was a four-year starting shortstop at Dartmouth were she was an Ivy League Rookie of the Year and two-time Player of the Year, a two-time NFCA All-Region selection, and the first player in the school's history to make four consecutive All-Conference First Teams. McEachern went on to play and coach professionally with Skövde in Sweden during the summer after her graduation and then, a year later, received a call-up to the Canadian national team.
"Coach McEachern had a very successful playing career at Dartmouth College and was fortunate to experience playing professional softball in Europe and with the Canadian National Team. She definitely knows what it takes to be successful on and off the field as she was a part of 4 NCAA Regionals (2 at Dartmouth and 2 at Saint Francis). I look forward to having Coach McEachern work with our student-athletes and share her vast knowledge of the game and postseason experiences."