Sarah Foley enters her first year as the Pitt-Bradford women's bowling head coach.
Foley enters the head coaching position after cementing herself as one of the top Pitt-Bradford players in recent history, guiding the Panthers to consecutive AMCC championships in 2014 and 2015.
In its inaugural season, Pitt-Bradford entered the AMCC tournament seeded third, but Foley posted a league-high 201 average in the team format to help stake the Panthers to an early lead. Pitt-Bradford upset top-seeded Medaille in the Baker format, 1053-931, and captured the title by downing the No. 2 seed, Mt. Aloysius, 1006-880. For the season, the junior averaged 193 in team format games, tops among all bowlers, to earn Player of the Year honors.
As a senior, she led the Panthers to a repeat championship in 2015. Pitt-Bradford outpaced the rest of the field by 235 total pins. She led the conference in both Baker average (18.64) and team format average (194.71) and was named the Player of the Year for the second straight season.
Foley began her playing career at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York, where she helped lead the Hawks to the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III and national championships. She was named an All-American for her efforts. Foley transferred to Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, New York, for her sophomore season. She was named the National Player of the Year after winning the NJCAA singles, doubles, and all-event individual championships.
Foley earned an associate's degree in criminal justice forensic investigations in 2013 from Herkimer County Community College, and she graduated with Cum Laude honors from Pitt-Bradford in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and minors in forensic studies and athletic coaching.
Foley currently works as a teacher aide at Custer City Private School and resides in Bradford.