Student Affairs Operations Manager
Katie Zuman is entering her 11th year as head coach of the softball program having taken over the helm in 2008. Zuman served as the Athletics Compliance and Purchasing Coordinator since 2008, while also being named Senior Women’s Administrator in 2012.
Now, Zuman has changed departments in 2015 and is now serving as the Student Affairs Operations Manager. Katie will act as point person for the budgets of 15 departments within student affairs, including athletics as well as coordinate budgets for commencement and the Wadsworth Lecture Series, transportation booking and contracts, and coordination of performance agreements.
In her tenure as Head Coach, the Mustangs have amassed a record of 122-229. The team’s best season came in 2012, when Coach Zuman led the Mustangs to a program best 18-22 overall record. This broke the school record for wins in a season that was previously set in 2010 (17). Zuman has directed eleven different players to GNAC all-conference honors along with a berth into their first ever trip to the GNAC post-season tournament in 2010 and return trips to the playoffs in 2015 and 2016.
A Wheaton College graduate in 2001 with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology, Zuman played shortstop and centerfield for the Lyons. As a captain in her senior year, she helped lead her team to an impressive 42-9 record along with a 3rd place finish in the Division III College World Series. She was a two-time Regional All-American, the New 8 Rookie of the Year, NEWMAC All Conference, NEISCA All-Star and an ECAC All-Star. She is also in the top ten in the Wheaton softball record book for runs scored (138), hits (189), doubles (34), triples (9), and stolen bases (44).
In 1999, Zuman hit two home runs in the same inning against Babson College, which is still tied for the NCAA Division III record.
Upon graduation from Wheaton, Zuman attended Springfield College receiving her master’s degree in Sport Management where she also gained experience as a coach, earning Graduate Assistant position with the Varsity and JV softball teams.
Prior to coming to Mount Ida, she worked with the Boston Cannons professional lacrosse team as the Director of ticket sales/marketing and was the hospitality manager at the Wellbridge Athletic Club.
She resides in Medway, Massachusetts.