PHILADELPHIA–April 12, 2021–Stars National, one of the premier fast-pitch organizations in the U.S., announced today that Rachel Coleman will serve as the new leader of the acclaimed softball organization effective August 1.

Rachel currently leads several nationally ranked teams under the EC Bullets organization, who will also transition to the Stars National organization this summer. As a former Division I player and coach, Rachel also manages a multi-platform softball business (Rachel Coleman Sports) that includes East Coast Softball, one of the top competitive tournaments on the east coast and SoftballRecruiting.com, a softball recruiting company that has led to more than $10 million in softball scholarships for young female athletes across the country. 

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“I’m thrilled to join the Stars National family and look forward to making this successful organization the best in the country. Above all, I’m honored to mentor and coach these talented young athletes as they pursue their dream of playing college softball,” said Rachel Coleman. “I’d like to thank Philip Belfield of Stars National for this amazing opportunity along with Greg Schnute of EC Bullets for his support and mentorship over the years.”

Stars National, which is currently ranked 29th in the country by Extra Inning Softball, has made a name for itself in the softball industry with both local and national success including berths to IDT, TCS USA & PGF National tournaments.

Stars National President Philip Belfield, who selected Rachel for the opportunity, said “Rachel’s accomplishments, recognition in the softball community, and pursuit of excellence have opened doors for many young women. As a coach and a leader, she’s a perfect example of respect, integrity and hard work – all of the qualities that are centric to the Stars National mission.” Belfield will maintain a key role in the organization and will work with Rachel to coach the Stars National 18U team.

Rachel Coleman

“Rachel will be a tremendous asset to Stars National as a coach, leader and mentor to these young female athletes – on and off the field,” said Bryan Garrett, head coach of the EC Bullets – Coleman 16U National team. “She has the determination, grit, and talent to further the organization’s success in this highly-competitive industry.”

“Rachel’s education, experience and acumen are unmatched in this industry,” said Greg Schnute, founder of EC Bullets. “She’s truly one-of-a-kind and I look forward to seeing what she does next in the competitive softball community.”

About Stars National

The Stars National softball program is a premier fast-pitch organization with a strong history of local and national success. It consists of a group of dedicated female athletes who train year-round with the goal of becoming the best they can as players on the field, students in the classroom and citizens within the community. The organization is committed to advancing the skills and playing opportunities for players who want to achieve and maintain the highest level of play available in girl’s fastpitch softball.

If you’re interested in joining Stars National Fastpitch, contact the organization at starsnationalfastpitch@gmail.com.

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