Sandy Lombardi, who spent 15 successful softball seasons at Whitman-Hanson High School, was named the new softball head coach at Massasoit Community College by Athletics Director Julie Mulvey in August.
Lombardi, who played at Massasoit for former legendary coach Rolly Blanchette in 1992, spent the last 15 seasons as the head coach at Whitman-Hanson High School. During her tenure the Panthers captured 10 Patriot League Championships and advanced to the MIAA Division 1 State Tournament 13 times. Lombardi left Whitman-Hanson registered a 63.3 winning percentage by compiling a record of 194-117 during her tenure.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach here at Massasoit,” Lombardi said. “I loved coaching at Whitman-Hanson. I had coached there for 15 years and this is a great opportunity for me to move up and coach at the college level. I actually played at Massasoit years ago and from the area. I am very comfortable with the school and the community and I look forward to using my local coaching connections to build the softball program with student-athletes from the area.”
In addition to coaching at Whitman-Hanson, Lombardi has also coached the South Shore Panthers 18U softball team, compiled of local area high school players. Beyond coaching softball, Lombardi has coached the junior varsity girl’s basketball (2005-present) and soccer (2009-present) teams at Cardinal Spellman High School.
Away from coaching, Lombardi has worked as a social studies teacher at Rockland High School since 2001.
Lombardi attended Massasoit from 1991-92 before transferring to nearby Bridgewater State College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in history secondary education in 1996. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at BSC.
Interested students can contact Coach Lombardi at email@example.com.