Cheryl Peterson returns for her second year as a member of JenGoodwin's staff. She came to Yale after serving as an assistantcoach at York College in 2012, her second stint with theSpartans. She had served as a volunteer assistant coach in2010 when she helped York to a 36-9 overall record and a berth inthe Capital Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. In2011, Peterson returned to her alma mater, Penn State-Behrend,serving as a graduate assistant coach while completing hermaster’s degree in business administration.
In addition, she has extensive coaching experience with travelsoftball squads in California, including serving as the head coachfor the San Diego Landsharks and the San Diego Power Surge. Shealso served as the assistant coach for The Next Level in San Diegoin the summer of 2010, helping lead the team to a second-placefinish at the U-14 Triple Crown World Series.
Peterson was a four-year starter at PSU-Behrend and was athree-time All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference selection.At the time of her graduation, she ranked in the top-10 in programhistory in doubles, batting average, hits, singles, RBI, at batsand runs scored. She also played with the USA AthletesInternational softball squad that captured first place at theDarwin Games in Darwin, Australia.
She is a 2003 graduate of PSU-Behrend.
“Cheryl has a great knowledge of the game and a keen eyefor seeing the small details on which we need to improve,”Yale head coach Jen Goodwin said. “On the field, she willmainly work with our catchers and outfielders, but what I’mmost excited about is that she is a whiz in the office. With thetechnology we are embracing this year, she will have a big hand inhelping us with video analysis as well as scouting ouropponents.”