Alyssa McCoart joins the coaching staff for Rhode Island Thunder Gold. She has been coaching softball for the past 6 years and previously coached in the New England Phoenix Organization. In addition to coaching travel softball, she is currently the head varsity coach at Lincoln High School in Rhode Island. As a player, Alyssa played in the Rhode Island Thunder organization prior to playing in college at Central Connecticut State University. Alyssa graduated with a bachelors degree in Physical Education and teaches in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Nicole Venturini joins the Rhode Island Thunder Gold organization in her first year as a coach for the Wilson team. She played on New England Phoenix Gold for three years before moving onto Post University. Nicole played at Post for one year before transferring to Rhode Island College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed her softball career. Now, Nicole works as a veterans disability paralegal.
Current head coach at Johnson & Wales University.
20 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, including stints at UNC-Wilmington, Drexel University and Webster University.
Instructor and speaker at camps and clinics throughout the country.
Completely dedicated to the progression of my athletes. With over 40 years of baseball /FP softball playing and coaching experience, I combine the familiarities of successfully reaching the personal goal of maximizing my own athletic scholarship during the collegiate recruitment process, and stress the importance of discipline , determination, and perseverance. With these lessons of importance, I try to mold today’s athletes into confident and productive adults.