Elaine Schwager, who presided over the softball program for six years previously, has been named the team's interim head coach for the 2015 season.
The former Warrior head coach returns to campus after a successful six-year run with the program (2006-2011). While previously in North Andover, Schwager was named the 2009 Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year after guiding her squad to a 17-win improvement and a 26-19 overall record.
In 2011, Merrimack enjoyed its best season in eight years, finishing 31-23 overall while reaching the Northeast-10 Championship and the NCAA Super Regionals after capturing the NCAA East Region 1 Championship.
Schwager also guided Merrimack to an appearance in the NE-10 Championship Final in 2007 and 2009.
In over 13 years of coaching, Schwager has amassed a 248-253 record. She notched her 200th career victory in 2009 against Southern New Hampshire.
Prior to Merrimack, Schwager was the head softball coach at Suffolk for five years, leading the team to two ECAC New England postseason tournaments.