Highlights from a Championship Season

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Under the direction of head coach Connie Miner, the 2015 Oakland softball team completed one of the most successful campaigns in program history. Continue Reading...

Connie Miner

  • 35 years of successful Division I coaching, 30 years as head coach
  • 2016 Inducted into the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Won regular season Horizon League title, hosted and won the Horizon League Tournament to qualify for NCAA Regional Championship play
  • 2015 Horizon League Coach of the Year



  • 76 All Academic selections
  • 6 All Americans
  • 3 All West Regional and 2 Easton All American
  • 21 All Horizon League Selections
  • Horizon League Co-Freshman of Year 2017
  • 28 Big West All Conference selections
  • 3 All Southeast Regional selections
  • 2 All ACC selections
  • Rookie of the Year-ACC
  • 7 All WAC selections
  • 2000 WAC Freshman of the Year
  • 9 Mid-East Regional selections
  • 18 All MAC selections
  • 1996 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year
  • Numerous all conference players, hitters and pitchers of the week
  • 2003 Qualified for NCAA Regional Championship Play
  • Regional Ranked in 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994 and 2003
  • Nationally Ranked in 1988, 1991 and 2003
  • Placed second overall in the Mid-American Conference in1988 and 1990
  • Regional Coach of the Year in 1988
  • Ongoing Keynote Speaker at various softball clinics and camps across the country
  • Researched and Developed a handbook entitled, “Developing the Pitcher in Fast-Pitch Softball,” -1988


Julia Kloppe – Instructor


Julia Kloppe is a native of Fort Collins, Colorado where she attended Rocky Mountain High School. As a 4-year starter and 4-year All-conference selection year her senior year. Julia still holds most of the softball records at Rocky. She was a 2-time All-State selection, 2-time All-Colorado selection and Colorado Player of the year.


After graduating in 2004, she attended Colorado State University where she was a 4-year starter at 1st base for the Rams. Julia finished playing at CSU in 2008 with a career fielding percentage of .990 and a career batting avg of .344 with 35 home runs. She was the defensive player of the year in 2006 at 1st base. Julia is in her 5th season with Pro Swing.



Heath McVay – Instructor (ProSwing)



The ProSwing coaches and players will also be assisting Coach Miner with instruction at these camps.