JUMBOS SOFTBALL COACHING STAFF

LAUREN EBSTEIN

Head Coach
Assistant Coach Lauren Ebstein

Lauren Ebstein came back to join the Jumbos staff as an assistant in the summer of 2013 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2014.  She has been on staff for two of the three NCAA National Championships including, the 2015 season when the Jumbos were 51-0.  

The Jumbos have played in the NCAA Tournament all three seasons that Ebstein has been on staff, and won NESCAC Championships in 2014 and 2015.  She has been on staff for two NFCA Coaching Staff of the year awards, and was able two spend two years working with Allyson Fournier, a four-time All-American, two-time Honda Award winner and the first Division III player to play in the National Pro Fastpitch League.

Prior to returning to Tufts, Ebstein spent one season at Valparaiso University, working with the pitcher and catchers during the Crusaders 2013 Horizon League Championship.  The Crusaders won the Horizon League Championship and played in the Ann Arbor Regional at nationally-ranked Michigan, winning the program’s first ever NCAA tournament game. Under her guidance, a freshman pitcher was ranked 16th in Division I in strikeouts per seven innings, broke the school’s single season strikeout record and finished the regular season leading the Horizon League in ERA and strikeouts.  

During her two seasons at Colgate, Ebstein helped the Raiders to a 28-11 mark in Patriot League play, including the conference regular season title in 2011.  She coached Patriot League Pitcher of the Year in 2011 and three All-Conference pitchers during her two years on staff in addition to ten total All-Conference honorees.  Colgate pitchers were selected as the Patriot League Pitcher of the Week seven times.

Prior to her stint at Colgate, Ebstein was an assistant here at Tufts for two seasons, including serving on staff in 2009 when the Jumbos finished in fourth place at the Division III College World Series.  Part of the NFCA Division III New England Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 2009, she helped coach a pair of conference championship teams and 14 All-NESCAC honorees over her two seasons on staff, including a NESCAC Pitcher of the Year and two NFCA All-Americans.

A 2007 graduate of Tufts, Ebstein was a four-year letter winner for the Jumbos when the Jumbos won the NESCAC Championship in 2007 and appeared in three NCAA Regionals during her time wearing brown and blue.  A captain her senior year, Ebstein graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology and earned her master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in January of 2009.




EMILY GRIFFIN

Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin joined the coaching staff as a graduate assistant in the fall of 2017. She primarily works with the outfielders and slappers.  During her first season on staff at Tufts, the team compiled a 32-10 record and advanced to the NCAA Regional Final. 

Prior to her time at Tufts, Griffin was a four-year starter for Bowdoin as a pitcher and outfielder. Griffin was a two-time NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete, a two-time Second Team All-NESCAC honoree and a First-Team All-NESCAC honoree. Griffin finished her career at Bowdoin fourth in school history for pitching wins and among the top ten in number of hits, stolen bases and runs scored. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Sociology in 2017.

Griffin is currently pursuing her Masters in the Art of Teaching for Middle School English Language Arts at Tufts.




MIMI MAHON

Assistant Coach

Mimi Mahon joined the Tufts coaching staff in the fall of 2017.

Mahon spent four seasons as the Oberlin College Head Softball Coach and led the Yeowomen to numerous school-records and earned North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2012. She came to Oberlin from Case Western Reserve University where she served as assistant coach in 2011.  

A Cleveland State University graduate, Mahon played two seasons for the Division I Vikings, earning a spot on the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team in 2009 as she helped the team to the Horizon League title and secure a berth to the NCAA Tournament.  Mahon was a true jack of all trades for the Vikings, capable of playing just about every position on the field.  Her aggressiveness at the plate allowed her to quickly become one of the Vikings' offensive leaders, hitting for both a good average and good power.  

Mahon played her first two seasons at NAIA University of Rio Grande where she led the team hitting .438 with 56 hits, 11 doubles and a team-high 38 RBI.  She was a two-time all-conference and all-region selection before transferring.  



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