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Drexel appoints Ervin as head softball coach

The Dragons stuggle to earn a win after a series of losing games. New head coach Miranda Ervin hopes to bring a new energy and a winning attitude to Drexel.

After four consecutive losing seasons with Drexel’s softball team, Kim Camara resigned and Miranda Ervin was named the team’s new head coach.

Ervin has a lengthy resume that starts with her time at North Carolina State University. She was a four-year starter there as catcher, appearing in 222 games and amassing 168 hits and 26 home runs.

Ervin then went on to play professionally for Team Fiorini in Fiorini, Italy. She later served as assistant coach for the team and coached members of the Italian national team.

More recently, Ervin coached the Queens University softball team in Charlotte, N.C. She had an overall record of 50-43 with the Royals, and she guided them to their first 30-win season in six years. Ervin was known as a pitching specialist, helping Chantel Dodge become a two-time Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year award winner.

In her new position Ervin is looking to help the team develop a better program than they have had in the past few years.

“I am extremely excited to be joining the Dragon family and to be a part of the softball program,” Ervin told drexeldragons.com. “I look forward to working with the great people at Drexel and am anxious to meet the team and get things started.”

When it comes to coaching style, she likes to focus on the fundamentals.

“[Take] care of the little things, and it will lead to big results,” Ervin told queensathletics.com in 2009. “It all starts simple. If you can’t do the simple things, then the big things (championships) won’t come.”

Camara coached Drexel for six years resigning after the season ended this spring. Her best season was in 2009, when she coached the team to a 24-21 record.