Michelle Littlefield enters her seventh season as an assistant coach for the Beavers' softball program in 2017-18. Babson has gone 160-102 during her six-year tenure, which includes the program's first NEWMAC Tournament championship since 2006 last spring, and a pair of NCAA Tournament berths in 2013 and 2017.
Littlefield has been an integral part of the program's recent success, which includes reaching the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals for the first time in school history last spring. The Beavers won 33 games in 2017 and earned NFCA New England Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
Prior to coming to Babson, Littlefield spent the six months at Fielder’s Choice Sports in Taunton, where she organized and administered Coaching and Youth clinics. Prior to that, she spent two years as the top assistant coach at Dartmouth College, where she helped guide the Big Green to their first-ever Ivy League North title in 2009. Littlefield also served as the head softball coach at Becker College in 2007-08 and an assistant coach at Bridgewater State from 2004 to 2007.
Along with her collegiate coaching experience, Littlefield has worked numerous camps and clinics, both in the United Stats and abroad. In 2008, she traveled to Zagreb, Croatia where she taught coaching skills needed to develop national youth programs while also testing and certifying coaches through the International Olympic Committee.
A 2003 graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Littlefield was a two-time team MVP during her stellar collegiate career. She was also a three-time All-MASCAC selection, including the conference’s Player of the Year in 2003, and she was an All-New England selection in both 2001 and 2003. Littlefield was inducted into the MCLA Hall of Fame in 2014.