Chris VulloHead Coach
Office Phone: 603-860-6705
Chris Vullo enters his second season as the Head Coach of the Pfeiffer softball team. In his first season, Vullo led the Falcons to a 21-win season.
In 2013, Vullo’s Falcons increased their overall win total as well as well as their conference win total. Led by a pitching staff that posted a 3.20 team ERA, Vullo coached five All-Academic players, two players of the week and on All-Conference player.
Prior to coming to Pfeiffer, Vullo was the Head Coach at New England College from 2009-2012, as well as serving as the school’s Event Manager for Men’s and Women’s Hockey and was an Adjunct Professor in the Sport/Recreation Management Department. In total, Vullo improved the program’s win total in each of his three years and his hitters posted a team batting average above .300 in two of his three seasons at the helm.
Vullo also served four seasons as the head coach of Daniel
Webster College. Vullo made a tremendous impact while at Daniel Webster
inheriting a 0-23 squad and turning out a program that finished with an
impressive 19-16-1 in 2009, the most single season wins in program history.
Daniel Webster returned to post-season play in 2009 for the first time since
2003, advancing to the double-elimination portion of the New England Collegiate
In addition to his coaching experience at Daniel Webster Vullo has served as an assistant baseball coach at both Daniel Webster and at DII Franklin Pierce University. Vullo is also currently coaching the 16U Lady Tigers ASA team out of Richfield, NC.
Vullo played three seasons at DI Appalachian State and played one season professionally with the Nashua Hawks of the Independent League. Vullo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Adult/Exercise Science from Auburn University at Montgomery and also has his Masters of Science in Sport Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, and received the award for Highest Academic Achievement amongst the graduating class.
Haley ThomasAssistant Coach
Haley Thomas enters her first season as the softball assistant coach. Thomas comes to Misenheimer after an outstanding playing career at Youngstown St. in Youngstown, OH.
Thomas’ arrival on campus in Youngstown was the first step in turning the Penguins’ program around. The team recorded eight wins in her freshman year (2009) but would gone on to record the second most wins in school history in 2012 (29). Thomas, a center fielder, tops the majority of the record books at Youngstown St. She ranks first in career hits and career runs and is second in school history in batting average, home runs and slugging percentage. She also holds the record for most hits, stolen bases and runs in a single season.
In 2012, Thomas was named the Horizon League Player of the Year as well as the Youngstown St. University Female Athlete of the Year. She also garnered NFCA Midwest All-Region Second Team honors and was an All-American candidate, while being the team’s SAAC representative. She finished the 2012 season with a .431 batting average, .701 slugging percentage, 42 runs scored, 72 hits, nine home runs and 40 RBI’s, while going 15-for-16 in stolen base attempts.
Thomas, originally from Simi Valley, Calif., earned her bachelor’s in Physical Education.
Dainelle LaffertyGraduate Assistant Coach