Shipley Names New Varsity Softball Head Coach

The Shipley School proudly announces that Erica Cipolloni has been named our Varsity Softball Head Coach. After an extensive search, we are delighted to have Erica take the helm of our Softball Program.
Erica brings a wealth of knowledge, and experience as a player, trainer, coach, and leader in the softball community. Best known as “Coach E,” Erica is a softball training and development coach with 20 years of softball experience - 10+ of those years coaching elite travel softball teams. She has spent the last decade sharing extensive game knowledge, college recruiting guidance, and mentorship for aspiring athletes looking to play at an elite level. 

Erica is originally from Northeast Philadelphia. She attended high school at Nazareth Academy where her softball number was retired in 2010 and she was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022. In 2010, she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer and was 1 of 42 players selected to try out for the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team in Chula Vista, CA.  Erica fulfilled her dream of earning a full athletic scholarship to the ACC conference at the University of Virginia and completed two highly successful seasons as an infielder/pitcher before career-ending injuries.

Coach E owns a softball training performance company, EC Elite Softball, after having coaching stints with the Newtown Rock & NJ Cheetahs softball organizations.
Coach Cipolloni stated, “I am beyond excited to be named the next head softball coach at Shipley! I would like to thank Michael Turner, Justin Cooper, and the search committee for this amazing opportunity and for entrusting me to continue the success of the softball program. I look forward to meeting the team and creating a culture that steers our student-athletes into achieving their goals on and off the field. Go Gators!”
Shipley would also like to thank the search committee for the time and energy they devoted to this process.  Additionally, Shipley would like to thank former coach Maria DiBernardi for her leadership during this transition. 
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.