Scott Hall | Head Coach
The 2019 campaign will be Scott Hall's ninth season leading the Bulldogs.
In Butler's five seasons as a member of the BIG EAST, the Bulldogs have qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament on two occasions (2017, 2016) and has never finished lower than fifth in the conference standings.
Hall led Butler to arguably the best season in program history just a few seasons ago. The 2016 team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history after winning the BIG EAST Tournament title.
The 2016 Bulldogs finished the year with a 28-24 record. Butler's 9-7 record in BIG EAST play earned the team the No. 4 seed in the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament. In a miraculous run to the championship, Butler knocked off top-seeded DePaul in the semifinals and #3 seed St. John's in the championship game, allowing grand slams to the opposition in both contests only to come back to win the game.
Butler took the BIG EAST's automatic berth in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and was assigned to the Lexington Regional at the University of Kentucky. The Bulldogs dropped contests to the host Wildcats and Illinois in the program's only NCAA Tournament action.
In 2014, the Bulldogs moved to the BIG EAST. Butler posted 24 wins in both 2014 and 2015, tying for fourth in the BIG EAST standings, but missing out on a trip to the conference tournament due to tiebreakers both seasons.
In his initial season with the Bulldogs, the 2011 team went 32-24 and set a school record for league wins with 14. The team's 14-8 league record clinched a third-place Horizon League finish while its 32 wins were the program's second-highest win total, just four shy of the record set by the 2010 team. In finishing second at the Horizon League Tournament, the Bulldogs' four tournament wins set a school record and tied the 2002 team for the best league finish.
In 2012, Hall guided the Bulldogs to 25 wins and a third-place finish at the Horizon League Tournament. In 2013, he led Butler to 22 wins, including 11 conference victories in the team's first and only season in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
One of the most successful high school coaches in Indiana, Hall was named head softball coach at Butler University prior to the 2010-2011 season. He assumed the top position with the Bulldogs after spending 10 seasons as head softball coach at Pendleton Heights High School.
Hall, who also coached softball for two seasons at Shenandoah High School, boasts a 12-year high school coaching record of 285-87 (.793). He guided Pendleton Heights to four state finals’ appearances and led the Lady Arabians to state runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2005. He was named Indiana High School Softball Coach of the Year in 2005, and he guided Pendleton Heights to a “Top 25” national ranking in 2006.
During his 12 high school seasons, Hall coached eight conference championship teams, eight sectional championship squads and four regional championship teams. He was named District Coach of the Year four times (2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007), conference Coach of the Year four times (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008), Madison County Coach of the Year twice (2003 and 2008) and Ball State Alumni Association Coach of the Year twice (2007 and 2008). He received a Softball Service Award from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association in 2009. The Butler coach had 29 of his former players receive college softball scholarships, including 16 to Division I schools.
Hall has been active in the ICGSA and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). He hosted and assisted with numerous college, high school and youth camps and clinics, and he’s served as an instructor at several NCAA Division I softball camps. In 2009, he assisted Butler in hosting the Horizon League Softball Championship at Pendleton Heights High School.
A three-sport athlete at Shenandoah High School (1990-93), Hall attended Ball State University. He earned his B.S. degree in secondary education from Ball State in 1999.
Stacey Goyette | Assistant Coach
Stacey Goyette, one of Butler’s most accomplished players during her time as a Bulldog, enters her third season as an assistant coach. She joined the staff in August, 2016.
Goyette is actively involved in all aspects of the program, including serving as the team’s pitching coach.
The 2017 Bulldogs posted an 11-9 conference record in qualifying for the BIG EAST Tournament. Goyette also helped the Bulldogs to 20 wins and a fifth-place finish in the BIG EAST during the 2018 season.
Goyette, then Stacey Wilson, twice earned All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference honors for the Bulldogs, starring at first base, second base, and as a pitcher. She led the MCC in batting (.381) and in doubles (14) during her senior campaign in 1993. She was also named to the MCC All-Tournament Team that season. She earned second-team All-Conference honors in 1992. She arrived on the Butler campus after a stellar prep career at Shenandoah High School in Middletown, Ind.
Goyette has put together a strong coaching résumé at Shenandoah High School, serving as the varsity softball coach since 2011. She managed all facets of the program and led the team to a 2014 sectional championship.
She has also led successful travel ball programs, guiding the Hoosier Crush Gold 16U team for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The team won the USFA State Championship and was an ASA Midwest Regional qualifier. From 2011-2013, Goyette coached the Indiana Prospects Gold 16U and 18U teams that qualified for PGF and ASA Gold Nationals.
Prior to joining the Butler staff, Goyette served as president and executive board member of the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.
Angie Bain | Assistant Coach
Angie Bain joined the Butler softball program as the new assistant coach in July 2018. Bain joined the Bulldogs after completing her Master of Arts in Counseling this spring from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Bain was a four-year varsity letterwinner as an infielder on the Valparaiso softball team. As a Crusader, Bain helped lead her team to a Horizon League regular season and tournament championship in 2012, where she was named tournament MVP. Bain was also named to the all-tournament team in 2013 when the Crusaders were repeat tournament champions. She was named to the All-Newcomer team in 2011.
Off the field, Bain was a three time NFCA Scholar Athlete and earned the Valparaiso Softball Utilitarian Award.
Bain served as the head varsity softball coach for Concordia Lutheran High School during the 2014-2015 season where she trained and developed softball skills to help each student-athlete grow in their individual and team goals. Bain also served as the head coach for the Fort Wayne Cougar travel softball team from 2010-13 and the head freshman basketball coach at Concordia Lutheran (2014-15).
Bain earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Mathematics with a minor in Fundamentals of Business from Valparaiso in 2014.