Joe Long enters his second season as the head coach of the Philadelphia University softball team in 2013, and his sixth overall with the program.
In his first season as the Rams’ head coach, Philadelphia posted a 13-30 record, 10-16 against the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Three players were selected to the CACC Spring All-Academic Team.
Before taking the reigns of the program, Long served as an assistant coach for four seasons. During his time as an assistant, the team went 83-92 overall, including a 53-47 mark against the conference. The Rams made consecutive appearances in the CACC Tournament in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, Philadelphia won a program record 26 games.
Prior to his time at Philadelphia University, Long has been the head coach at Rosemont (2006-09) and the University of the Sciences (2002-05). At USciences, Long helped Megan Trimble earn the 2004 CACC player of the year award.
As a travel softball coach, Long has taken his teams around the world to play in tournaments in Australia, Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Belgium.
Long, a Bala Cynwyd native, has a bachelor of arts in archaeology/anthropology from Franklin Pierce University and a master of sciences in secondary education from St. Joseph’s University.