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Tina DeAngelo
Position: Assistant Coach

Tina DeAngelo finished her first season as an assistant coach with the Drake softball team in 2015 after one season as a volunteer coach with the program. She has over 20 years of coaching and pitching instruction experience in both collegiate and high school softball.

DeAngelo, who works with the Drake pitchers, saw Rebekah Schmidt and Nicole Newman have outstanding seasons in the cirlce in 2015. Schmdit was named the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year while Newman was the MVC Freshman of the Year.

DeAngelo was a standout pitcher at Drake from 1992-95 and led the Bulldogs to two consecutive Missouri Valley Conference titles in 1993 and 1994.  She helped Drake earn its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1994, and for the second straight year was named the MVC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. She was selected to the all-MVC second team in 1993 and to the all-MVC first team in 1995.

Her husband, Jamie DeAngelo, played quarterback for the Drake football team from 1990-94. The couple has four sons, Dominic, who plays football at North Central College in Illinois, Dawson, Drake and Dylan, and one daughter, Delaney. Zuccolo graduated from Drake with a degree in elementary education.

Formerly Zuccolo, she graduated as the second-winningest pitcher in school history, and her name is still found in several all-time pitching statistical categories.