Amy Kvilhaug was named the eighth head coach in St. John’s softball history in July of 2006. In her 11 seasons at the helm of the Red Storm program, she has led the Johnnies to new program heights in the always-competitive BIG EAST Conference with the program’s first conference title in 2015 and has established a trend of growing success during her tenure.
In 2017, Kvilhaug spearheaded a group that was named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year after leading to the Johnnies to their second BIG EAST Regular Season title in three years, while setting program-records with 17 BIG EAST wins and a .667 winning percentage. In addition to reaching its fourth-straight BIG EAST title game, St. John’s matched the 1990 squad for most wins with 32 and set new single-season marks with 277 runs scored and 251 RBIs. A league-best seven players saw their names land on the All-BIG EAST First and Second Team’s as well.
In 2016, the longtime head coach led the Red Storm to a 29-20 overall record en route to its third-straight BIG EAST Championship game appearance after shutting out Villanova, 10-0, in the semifinals. The Johnnies also saw three players earn All-BIG EAST honors in Savannah Warren (First Team), Brittany Garcia (Second Team) and McKenzie Murray (Second Team). In addition, Warren became Kvilhaug’s seventh player to receive a spon on the NFCA Division I All-Great Lakes Region squad as she was named to the third team.
Associate Head Coach
Bob Guerriero joined St. John’s in August of 2012 as an assistant coach for the softball team and is in charge of the outfield and hitting, while assisting in recruiting and administrative tasks. Prior to St. John’s, he served in the same capacity at Seton Hall University.
In only his third season with the Red Storm, Guerriero led St. John’s to a historic season that included the program’s first ever BIG EAST Championship title and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Because of those achievements, along with his development of the St. John’s offense during his three-year tenure, Guerriero was promoted to Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2015.
After helping guide the Johnnies to their second BIG EAST Regular Season Championship in 2017, Guerriero along with Head Coach Amy Kvilhaug and Assistant Coach Alyssa Tiumalu were named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year. The Johnnies set program-records with 17 BIG EAST wins and a .667 winning percentage on its way to reaching its fourth-straight BIG EAST title game. In addition, St. John’s matched the 1990 squad for most wins with 32 and set new single-season marks with 277 runs scored and 251 RBIs, while garnering a league-best seven players on the All-BIG EAST First and Second Team’s.
Alyssa Tiumalu joined the staff in 2017 to work primarily with the infield and catchers. Tiumalu was a four-year letter winner for the UCLA Bruins from 2011-2014.
In her first season with the Johnnies, Tiumalu helped the program reach new heights with its second BIG EAST Regular Season Championship en route to setting school-records with 17 BIG EAST wins and a .667 winning percentage. In addition to reaching the BIG EAST title game, the Johnnies matched the 1990 squad for most wins with 32 and garnered a league-best seven players on the All-BIG EAST First and Second Team’s. The 2017 squad also set new single-season marks with 277 runs scored and 251 RBIs. Because of the Red Storm’s historic success in 2017, Tiumalu and the rest of the St. John’s staff were named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year for only the second-time in program history.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014 following four seasons with the Bruins, Tiumalu served as an assistant at Canyon View High School during the 2015 spring season before joining Southern Utah University. As a volunteer assistant with the Thunderbirds, she worked mostly with the pitchers and catchers to improve pitch-call effectiveness.