Brad Posner

Head Softball Coach


Brad Posner was hired as the head coach for the Susquehanna University Softball team prior to the 2016 season after four seasons as head coach at the University of Texas at Dallas.


In his first two seasons at the helm, he has led the team to a 54-31 record, two appearances in the Landmark Conference Tournament championship round, a Landmark Tournament championship in 2017 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.


He has coached eight All-Landmark selections and one All-Region selection as well as 17 NFCA National Scholar-Athletes. In addition, pitcher Jamie Fesinstine was selected as the Landmark Conference Tournament MVP in 2017.


Posner came to Susquehanna after spending four seasons as the head softball coach at the University of Texas at Dallas. Under Posner’s leadership the Comets compiled three straight 20-win seasons – the first 20-win campaigns in seven years – two conference tournament berths, four seasons of hitting .300. Posner’s teams maintained a 3.2 GPA or higher every semester with a 100 percent graduation rate.




Caitlynn Dykes

Assistant Softball Coach


Dykes joins the River Hawks coaching staff prior to the 2016-17 season. Previously, Dykes served as the student volunteer assistant coach at Trinity University where she assisted with practices and gameday operations.


A 2016 graduate from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Dykes was a four-year member of the varsity softball team. She was a team captain her junior and senior years and she earned the 2012 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Newcomer and Player of the Year awards. Dykes was named to the All-West Region Team in 2012, 2014 and 2015 as a catcher. She also made the SCAC First-Team as a catcher in 2014 and Second-Team in 2015. She was a four-year member of the SCAC All-Tournament Team.


Dykes holds the Trinity record in career home runs (15) and single season RBI’s (42). She has a career batting average of .377. During her time at Trinity, Dykes was also a three-year member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

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