Women's Softball Coach

Head Coach: Howie Bierman

Softball Coach Howie Bierman

Head Coach Howie Bierman

Coach Howie Bierman began his McHenry County College tenure in 2002. Prior to coaching at MCC he was head coach for the Elgin Community College women's softball team for several years where he had one Academic All-American and seven Academic All-Conference players.

He also coached at Barrington and Burlington High Schools. He was a part of the coaching staff for the 18 and under summer travel team, The Lake County Liberty and has been a Specialty Coach for Hitting and Pitching at Player's Choice Academy in Huntley for many years.

Coach Bierman feels that with solid recruiting classes, if the girls work hard and if the pitching and defense is strong, the Scots should be competing favorably at the conference and regional levels, every year. Annual goals include winning the conference championship and making it to final four in the NJCAA regional. He tells his players to "work to the best of their ability and to achieve the goals that they set for themselves at the beginning of the year."

Coach Bierman is now semi-retired and lives in Elgin.


Assistant Coach: Ashley Manusos

Ashley Manusos began her coaching career at McHenry County College in 2012. Prior to coaching at MCC, she played for Bluffton University in the spring of 2011 and for MCC in 2009-2010. While playing at MCC, she also coached for the Crystal Lake Tidal Waves. Along with assisting MCC Head Coach Howie Bierman this year, she will also be coaching a McHenry County Heat Wave travel team. During her freshman year at MCC, Manusos earned All-Tournament at the NJCAA Regional Championship Tournament and First Team All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. In high school Manusos was a four-year varsity starter, three-time 110% award winner, and an All-Conference and All-Area First Team outfielder. She was also a four-year honor roll student. Manusos believes in players having a strong work ethic that will maximize their ability and confidence, leading to individual and team success. For Manusos, reaching the NJCAA Region 4 Championship finals is an annual goal. She believes that it all comes down to the little things that need to happen in order for the big things to occur – including hard work in the off season. Ashley lives in Spring Grove and is taking classes at MCC while coaching. Her plans include transferring to a university to complete a major in Physical Education with Personal Training certification. She'd also like to resume an active role patrolling the outfield at her chosen school.



Head Coach: Howie Bierman

Assistant Coach: Ashley Manusos

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