- Michigan assistant coach Jennifer Brundage enters her 18th season with the Maize and Blue in 2015-16. As the team’s primary pitching coach, Brundage has guided U-M hurlers to 13 All-America citations over her tenure. She also works with Michigan’s hitters in addition to handling a variety of team duties.
- Brundage has coached such esteemed Michigan pitchers such as Haylie Wagner, Nikki Nemitz and Jordan Taylor. During her tenure, 24 pitchers have earned All-Big Ten distinction, seven pitchers were awarded Big Ten Pitcher of the Year.
- Also among Brundage’s most notable performers during her U-M tenure were two-time All-American Jennie Ritter (2005, & ’06), who captured the 2005 USA Softball Player of the Year award, winning 38 games en route to the program’s first-ever national championship in 2005, and three-time All-American Marissa Young (2000, & ’02, & ’03), who also ranks among Michigan’s top-five leaders in nearly every major pitching category.
- Prior to joining the Wolverine coaching staff, Brundage served as an assistant coach at UCLA (1997-98) and at Tennessee-Chattanooga (1996-97).
- Not only an outstanding coach, as a player Brundage was a member of the USA Olympic softball team in 2000 and an alternate in 1996. Brundage helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, leading the squad in batting average.
- A four-year letterwinner at UCLA (1992-95), Brundage helped the Bruins to four NCAA Women’s College World Series appearances, winning the 1992 national championship and finishing runner-up in 1993. She earned a pair of NFCA All-America first team accolades and was named the recipient of the Honda Award (softball) in 1995. Brundage led all NCAA Division I players in batting average (.518) as a senior and broke the Bruins’ career records for home runs, RBI and doubles, as well as ranking second on the career list in batting average. On November 11, 2007, she was inducted into UCLA’s Athletics Hall of Fame — the ninth Bruin softball player to earn the distinction.