Oak Park native Erica Hanrahan named head softball coach at DePauw

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By Brad Spencer

Sports Editor

Fenwick High School graduate (1996) and Oak Park native Erica Hanrahan has been named head softball coach at DePauw University.

Hanrahan, who coached Elmwood Park High School's softball team to six regional championships and two sectional titles, served as an assistant coach at Boston College last season.  

The former Friar was a key member of Fenwick's first senior class of females. In 1995 she was a member of the Chicago Tribune's Top 100 high school softball players and went on to play at St. Peter's College in New Jersey where she holds the third lowest ERA in school history of 2.20.

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Jeff Hanrahan  

Posted: August 28th, 2012 6:54 AM

Good Luck Erica.......

John W Hanrahan from River Forest  

Posted: August 27th, 2012 4:33 PM

I am a very proud father and want to thank my daughter for being such an independent responsible young woman. Thank you to the community for the support, and to the schools, Fenwick, St Peter's College, Elmwood Park High School and Boston college. Lastly, thank you to coach Obrest for helping Erica into the college ranks.

Dan Hanrahan from Forest Park  

Posted: August 27th, 2012 3:43 PM

I became a coack of girls fast pitch softball in 1997. Erica is the person who taught me the finer points of how to coach. The best thing Erica taught me is coaching is all about the "Athlete First". Erica also taught me to confirm the players imagination. There is so much more I learned coaching with Erica, but it would take a book of words. Good Luck Erica and congratulations to Depauw for hiring a coach with Integrity!

Maisie Hanrahan from Foreste Park  

Posted: August 27th, 2012 3:16 PM

DePauw is very very very lucky to add such an amazing person and coach to their staff.

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