Christine Grenache enters her second season as head coach of the Franklin Pierce softball program in 2013. She began her head coaching duties last season and she will enter her third season overall with the program, as she also served as an assistant coach during the 2011 campaign. She works primarily with the hitters, while overseeing every aspect of the program as the head coach.
Grenache and the Ravens got off to a strong start in 2012 as they began 7-5. The Ravens opened the season 2-0 for the first time as an NCAA member. Several players saw a major increase in their production under Grenache's leadership, including junior catcher Jessica Furtado, who blasted a career-high five home runs and became the program's all-time leader for career homers.
Grenache came to Rindge after four seasons as Head Coach at Newbury College. During her time with the Nighthawks, she revamped the program with an emphasis on recruiting and player development and helped usher Newbury into the New England Collegiate Conference, which it joined in 2009. In 2007, her first season at Newbury, Grenache took a team that went winless in 2006 and guided it to an 11-10 record, earning Division III Independent Co-Coach of the Year accolades along the way. In her final season with the program, 2010, the Nighthawks earned their first postseason berth as a member of the NECC and collected the conference's Sportsmanship Award at the end of the campaign.
As an undergrad, Grenache was a four-year starter at fellow Northeast-10 Conference member Stonehill College, where she served as a captain for her junior and senior seasons. She was also selected to represent United States Softball at the international level at the 2006 Friendship Series in Sydney, Australia and at the 2007 Goodwill Games in Lima, Peru.
Originally from Leominster, Mass., Grenache graduated from Stonehill in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.