Jeanine Gunther Assistant Coach Third Season at NC State North Carolina `97 Virginia Beach, Va.
Jeanine Gunther joined the Wolfpack coaching staff as an assistant coach on July 1, 2009. A 1997 graduate of North Carolina, Gunther holds 11 years of collegiate coaching experience, including seven seasons as a head coach. She joined the Wolfpack after spending the previous four years as head coach at Lafayette College.
The 2006 Patriot League Coach of the Year, Gunther guided the Leopards to their second consecutive conference championship series appearance this past season. She left the school as the only coach in program history to guide Lafayette to a title game appearance. Her 2008 squad set a school record for wins in a single season with 28, and 15 players earned All-Patriot League accolades during her tenure.
Prior to her time at Lafayette, Gunther led Rochester to a 27-18 season as head coach in 2005, setting a program record for wins in a single season and steering the Yellowjackets to their first winning season in program history.
Gunther continued her education from 2002-04 at Penn State, working towards a master's degree in higher education with a concentration in college student personnel. She stood in as a volunteer assistant coach at Bloomsburg during 2004 after cutting her teeth as a head coach for two seasons at East Stroudsburg from 2001-02 after serving the previous two years as an assistant on the same staff.
A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Gunther played softball at North Carolina from 1994-97, serving as a team captain during her final two campaigns. Earning All-ACC honors as a junior, she graduated from UNC with a degree in English in 1997 and began her coaching career as a volunteer assistant on the Tar Heel staff during the 1998 season. She played professionally with the Georgia Pride of the Women's Professional Fastpitch League the following summer.
Gunther Coaching History 1997-98 - North Carolina (volunteer assistant coach) 1998-2000 - East Stroudsburg (assistant coach) 2000-02 - East Stroudsburg (head coach) 2004 - Bloomsburg (volunteer assistant coach) 2005 - Rochester (head coach) 2006-09 - Lafayette College (head coach) 2009-pres. - NC State (assistant coach)
Gunther As Head Coach 2001 - 19-21 (East Stroudsburg) 2002 - 20-24 (East Stroudsburg) 2005 - 27-18 (Rochester) 2006 - 20-28 (Lafayette College) 2007 - 21-25 (Lafayette College) 2008 - 27-24 (Lafayette College) 2009 - 17-29 (Lafayette College) Totals - 151-169 (seven seasons)