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Nashua Softball Coaches

Keith Buxton

Keith is an experienced, knowledgeable coach and returning Hurricane. The consummate professional, he takes pride in challenging his team while teaching them the  basics as well as the importance of commitment, teamwork and respect of the game.

Keith led his 2017 12U team to an astonishing 46-3 record and a NH state title.

Jenna Gaudette

Jenna Gaudette has amassed a great deal of playing and coaching experience in a small amount of time.  

After a standout career at both Lowell Catholic and Dracut High, Jenna went on to play at Fitchburg State University. Since then she has smoothly transitioned into the coaching ranks and already has 6 years travel softball coaching experience at all levels, from 12U-23U. 

Jenna joined the Northeast Hurricanes a few years ago and immediately began making an impact contributing to the softball program at the Nashua location. She also runs a multitude of softball clinics for the Nashua Play Ball facility and conducts private lessons.

Jenna is the Director of Softball Operations in Nashua.

Vanessa Cooper

Vanessa is a junior at UMASS Lowell majoring in psychology.  She has started 68 of 80 career games for the D1 River Hawks, tallying 51 hits,33 RBI and 23 walks with a .248 career batting average to date. She also has hit five career home runs, logged 11 doubles, named two-time America East Rookie of the Week, named 2015 America East All-Rookie Team selection and named River Hawk of the Week.

After years of playing and several assistant coach opportunities, Vanessa has joined our coaching and training staff at Nashua Play Ball. 

Joe Bellino

This is Coach Joe Bellino’s seventh year coaching girls’ softball.  His last five consecutive years he has coached at the competitive travel ball level to include managing a team in 2016 which earned a trip to the Babe Ruth Softball World Series in Jensen Beach FL.  In addition to Softball, he has coached youth athletics from K-12 in several other sports and holds multiple coaching and safety certifications related to student athletes.

Coach Joe was recognized in 2015 by the United Way and in 2016 by McDonalds Restaurant Corporation for his dedication to the community, and his commitment to youth athletics and the continued development of student athletes.  

Coach Joe holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership as well as a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum Design and Instruction). His Coaching style is rooted in the adherence to sound fundamentals, improvement of game IQ, promoting extraordinary Sportsmanship, and the fostering and development of a competitive mindset.