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 Amy Weaver
Head Softball Coach
Associate Athletics Director for Operations/Senior Women's Administrator

Phone: 717-796-1800, x.2160
Email: [email protected]

Amy Weaver is in her 19th season as head coach of Messiah softball in 2015-16. A 1991 Messiah graduate, Weaver has led the Falcons to nine-straight Commonwealth Conference Tournaments (13 total) while accumulating 497 careers wins.

This past season (2015) the Falcons finished 31-9 including 16-0 in the Commonwealth. Despite the terrific regular-season, the Falcons fell short of qualifying for their sixth NCAA Regional Tournament in the past seven seasons.

In 2009, Weaver guided the program to its first-ever NCAA Division III National Championship. Messiah finished that season with a program-best 43-4 record, concluding the year on a 23-game winning streak — another program record. In 2010, the Falcons won the Conference Championship, NCAA Regional Championship, and competed in the Division III College World Series. They won their third-straight Commonwealth Championship in 2011.

Weaver and her staff have several accolades. In 2010 they were named NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year, an award won by Weaver and her staff three times in her career. In 2009 they were named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Coaching Staff of the Year. Messiah claimed its first national title in its third trip to the NCAA Division III World Series, joining fifth-place finishes in 1998 and 1999 and sevent place finish last season in 2011.

Weaver has been at the helm for all three of those post-season pushes, while her 300th career win came in the Falcons’ 2009 title game. The seventh head coach in the history of the Falcons' program, she won her 400th game on April 10, 2012, in a 10-3 win over Hood College.

“We are just as concerned with bringing in great people as we are great athletes,” Weaver said. “I think that makes us unique. Our players have to buy into the team aspect here – they need to want to serve a bigger purpose. Our program doesn’t work if they don’t. We want to win, of course, but we feel winning is a byproduct of how we go about doing things. Playing softball here is much bigger than what happens on the field. When players leave, we want them to feel that Messiah softball changed their lives forever.”

While playing with the Falcons as a student-athlete, Weaver was four-year starter in the outfield, leading the conference in doubles (20) as a senior while hitting at a .469 average. She then served as an assistant coach for five years, taking a one-year hiatus in 1997 before accepting the head coaching position at the outset of the 1998 campaign.

Success was quick to follow, as Weaver was named the Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year in each of her first two years at the helm as well as two more times during her career. Weaver also earned NFCA Regional Coach of the Year honors in 1998, 1999, and 2011.

During her tenure, Messiah has won three league championships and finished as runners-up three times. Weaver has been named the Commonwealth Coach of the Year on five occasions — 1998, 1999, 2003, 2009, and 2015, as well as Regional and National Coaching Staff of the Year honors respectively in 1998, 1999, 2009, and 2011.

Weaver has coached nine NFCA All-Americans and 55 NFCA All-Region selections during her tenure, including a multitude of all-conference performers.

In addition to her coaching duties, Weaver also serves as the athletic department’s Senior Women’s Administrator and Associate Athletics Director, focusing primarily on NCAA compliance. Weaver graduated from Messiah with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She then obtained her master’s degree in sports management from McDaniel College in the spring of 1998.

Weaver is married to her husband of more than 20 years, Mike, and the couple has three children: Seth, Emily, and Drew. The family resides in nearby Dillsburg.


 
Alex Quigley
Assistant Coach

Phone: 717-796-1800, x.2160
Email: [email protected]

Coach Alex Quigley is in his 11th season as Messiah College assistant coach in 2015-16. Quigley is the primary coach assigned to the Falcons' pitchers and catchers.

Under his tutelage the Messiah pitching staff has been honored with two Regional All-American's and one National All-American awards. He has been teaching pitchers for close to 20 years, doing guest clinics throughout central Pa., as well as doing private lessons to many of the area's most successful pitchers, several receiving DI scholarships.

Prior to joining Coach Weaver's staff, he was the head coach and pitching coach at Boiling Springs High School from 1997 to 2005, where his teams had a combined record of 127-61, winning 3 league titles, and participating in district play in each of the 9 seasons. 

In addition to his duties as pitching coach and catching coach, Alex coordinates the softball recruiting, as well as assists in hitting technique and in-game strategy. Coach Weaver says, "Alex is a vital part of this program. He is involved in almost every aspect of the program. He is key from the recruiting process all the way to game time. He has successfully coached our pitchers and catchers and their accolades speak for themselves. We couldn't do it without him."

Residing in Carlisle, Pa, Alex currently serves as the Information System Manager for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC.

Alex is married with one child, Jen, who played second base for Coach Weaver and Messiah from 2000-04 where she had a career batting average of .312 in 151 games for the Falcons.



Dana Randall
Assistant Coach

Phone: x.2160
Email: [email protected]

Dana Randall is back for her seventh season with the Messiah program in 2015-16. She reutrns to her alma mater and brings a wealth of softball experience.

A four-year third baseman for the Falcons, Randall played her freshman year of college ball with head coach Amy Weaver, striking a friendship that has spanned more than 20 years.

After spending the last nine years coaching both youth and recreational softball, Randall, whose maiden name is Jenkins, is now making a difference at the college level.

Weaver is thrilled to have one of her goo friends coachign alongside her: "Dana has always had a great knowledge of the game. She coached at the youth and travel ball level for many years and we have been happy to have her share her wealth of knowledge at the collegiate level as well. Dana continues to do an excellent job with baserunning and outfield."

A .345 hitter as a senior at Messiah, Randall helped lead the Falcons to the program’s first NCAA Regional appearance in her final season, belting 19 RBI. Since then, Randall has spent nine years coaching both the Maryland Express Lightning — a 12 and under travel team out of Frederick, Maryland — as well as the Thurmont Dynamite, a recreational club out of the same area.

Randall will focus on outfield and baserunning skills and strategy, while also assisting with hitting technique and in-game strategy.

“Dana has already influenced so many young players through her coaching over the last several years,” Weaver said. “I admire anyone who loves the game and kids and who gives back to the game and youngsters like that."

Originally from Thurmont, Md., Randall currently serves as a vaccine lab research associate at the Fort Detrick Military Base in Frederick, focusing on HIV and AIDS research. A biology major at Messiah, Randall married her husband, Mike, in the summer of 1995.

The couple have two children, Macy and Gage, and reside in Thurmont, Maryland.

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