Beth Krysiak
Beth Krysiak
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 412-268-3010
Email: bkrysiak@cmu.edu
Previous College: Centenary College of Louisiana, '10
Bachelor's Degree: Psychology & Health and Exercise Science
Graduate School: Ottawa University, '12
Master's Degree: Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Beth Krysiak was hired as the first full-time assistant coach for the Carnegie Mellon University softball team which compiled a 13-25 record in its inaugural season in 2019. The Tartans earned five University Athletic Association (UAA) victories, including one against a nationally-ranked opponent.

Krysiak's work with the pitchers and catchers led to the program's first shutout and first no-hitter in the 10th game of the season. She also mentored All-UAA Second Team selection Scotty McGee to an 8-11 record with 148 strikeouts in 136.1 innings pitched. 

Krysiak brings to Carnegie Mellon a wealth of softball knowledge after a five-year head coaching stint at the University of Dallas following three years as an assistant coach beginning with a graduate assistantship at Ottawa University in Kansas.

While at Dallas, Krysiak compiled 79 wins, the second most by any coach in program history. She coached the program's first-ever Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Player of the Year in 2017 and mentored three All-Americans, two of whom earned the award in her second season at the helm.

Prior to her work at Dallas, Krysiak spent the 2013 season as the assistant coach for Praire View A&M University, an NCAA Division I institution in Prairie View, Texas.

Krysiak is no stranger to recruiting high-academic caliber student-athletes and will bring nation-wide recruiting experience to Carnegie Mellon after recruiting players from all over the United States in her previous stops as a coach.

As an assistant coach, Krysiak works primarily with the bullpen staff as well as with other areas of team development.