RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Chris Foye of Verona has been hired as the head softball coach at Felician College, Felician director of athletics Ben DiNallo Jr. announced today. Foye is the fifth head coach in program history.
Foye assumes his second collegiate head coaching position. From 1998-2000, he guided the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown to a won-lost record of 29-30. In his first year, the Screaming Eagles posted the program's first winning season in five years (9-8), and Foye was voted the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Foye comes to Felician after one year as an assistant at Montclair State University. The 2013 Red Hawks captured the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship, won a school-record 46 games, and finished with a final Division III national ranking of No. 4. Foye was part of a coaching staff that was named NFCA Regional Staff of the Year.
In 2012, Foye assisted at his alma mater, Division-I Seton Hall University. He primarily worked with the hitters and infielders. He recently became the co-head coach of The Heist 16-U travel team, based out of Bloomfield.
At Felician, Foye replaces Lori Kwiatkowski, who resigned after three seasons and two Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) playoff appearances.
Foye is a 1995 graduate of Seton Hall, from which he received a BS in education. He earned a certification in teaching of the handicapped from St. Elizabeth in 1999, and an MS in athletics administration and coaching from Concordia University-Irvine in 2013. He is a full-time firefighter in the Township of South Orange.
Felician, a member of NCAA Division II, is coming off of a 15-29 won-lost record in 2012 and a tie for eighth place in the CACC. The Golden Falcons open up the 2014 campaign with a non-conference doubleheader at Virginia State University on Feb. 6.