Albany County

Casey Bump named new softball coach at Siena

Columbia High, UAlbany grad spent last 7 seasons as assistant under Bill Lajeunesse, who announced his retirement last week.

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LOUDONVILLE — Casey Bump has been promoted to head coach of the softball team at Siena College, athletic director John D’Argenio announced Monday.

A Capital Region softball legend originally from East Greenbush, Bump recently completed her seventh season as the top assistant and pitching coach for the Saints. She takes over for Bill Lajeunesse, who announced his retirement last week after serving as Siena’s head coach for the last 10 years.

“I’m grateful that Casey has helped Siena Softball grow and excel as a program,” D’Argenio said in a press release. “We are fortunate to have her here, and then be able to turn to her to lead the program. Her coaching skill and ability to help the student athletes grow as players, people, and students will help us continue to develop.”

Bump, formerly Casey Halloran, won a pair of Section II titles at Columbia High School before going on to UAlbany, where she led the Great Danes to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2005-07 and graduated as the program’s all-time leader in seven career statistical categories: wins (73), strikeouts (595), complete games (68), games started (97), innings pitched (650 2-3), appearances (125), and no-hitters (four).

Bump started her coaching career at Troy High School, then served as an assistant and pitching coach at RPI from 2009-13. She joined the Siena staff in 2014, helping the team to a program-record 29 wins in her first season.

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