Nicole Vitello completed her sixth year as the Washington & Jefferson College head softball coach in 2013.
The 2008 Presidents' Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Vitello holds a 104-122 record with the Presidents.
Since Vitello's arrival on campus, 12 Presidents have earned all-conference recognition, including 2008 PAC Player of the Year center fielder Amanda Howard and 2009 CoSIDA Academic All-America first baseman Valerie Schultz.
The 2008 season marked her first as a collegiate head coach and the Presidents enjoyed their best season in school history. Vitello was named the PAC Coach of the Year after guiding W&J to a school-record 28 victories. W&J also claimed the regular-season Presidents' Athletic Conference title and hosted the PAC Tournament for the first time in school history.
W&J earned the No. 2 seed and hosting rights for the ECAC Division III Southern Tournament. The Presidents appeared in the postseason event for only the third time in history.
Vitello spent the 2006-2007 school year at Allegheny College as the assistant softball coach. She helped the Gators win the NCAC Championship and advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Vitello was a four-year letterwinner in softball at Division I SUNY-Binghamton where she earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and education in 2006. She is a two-time All America East second team all-conference choice (2004, 2005).
Vitello holds the school’s single-season home run record with seven and led the squad in runs batted in as a junior and senior.