Josh Bartley returns for his 11th season with the softball staff and has seen the Beacons set numerous program records, while also mentoring All-Conference and All-Region honorees.
In his tenth season with the Beacons, Bartley took over the third base coaching role and helped coach UMass Boston to a league-high 227 runs scored during the program's best season to date. The Beacons earned their first-ever Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships in 2017. UMass Boston followed up their 2017 season with a second-straight LEC Tournament Title, becoming the first-ever six seed to win the LEC Tournament.
Bartley has enjoyed success in the coaching arena, having led the Fulton High School softball squad to the state sectional playoffs. The midwest native also spent four successful seasons as the FHS Girls basketball team's assistant and junior varsity head coach, and coached the JV squad to a school-record 18 wins.
Prior to his coaching career with the Hornets, Bartley enjoyed an excellent athletic career at Westminster College, where he was a four-time Academic All-Conference performer in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
His athletic prowess wasn't limited to the gridiron in high school as he earned 11 letters in three sports, at Fulton H.S., with four in baseball and football and three in basketball.
Bartley, who also served on the UMass Boston women's basketball coaching staff, graduated from Westminster in 2000 and earned a masters of education degree from University of Missouri-Columbia three years later.