Florida Tech Promotes Shanysse Emerenciana to Full-Time Assistant Softball Coach

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earned a Master of Business Administration from Florida Tech in May

Florida Tech head coach Val Silvestrini has announced the promotion of Shanysse Emerenciana to full-time assistant coach of the softball program. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech head coach Val Silvestrini has announced the promotion of Shanysse Emerenciana to full-time assistant coach of the softball program.

“I am thrilled about the hire of our former scholar-athlete and graduate assistant coach Shanysse Emerenciana,” said Silvestrini.

“Her energy, enthusiasm, and love for the game of softball make our team better every single day. She is a student of the game and a very innovative instructor. I am grateful to have the opportunity to have her a part of our coaching staff.”

Prior to her promotion, Emerenciana served two years as a graduate assistant coach for the softball team from Fall 2019 to Spring 2021. She was a two-year member of the Florida Tech softball team from 2017 to 2019.

“I am beyond excited to be part of the Florida Tech Athletics family,” Emerenciana stated.

“I want to thank Coach Val, Athletic Director Jamie Joss, and the hiring committee for this opportunity. As an alumnus of Florida Tech, I cannot wait to bring my experience and continue to grow the softball program!”

During her time as a graduate assistant coach, Emerenciana helped in all aspects of running the program including working with the infield players, athlete development, and hitting.

She assisted in the development of game plans, recruiting, organizing transportation as well as the academic success of the scholar-athletes. Additionally, she ran camps and clinics for the team.

As a scholar-athlete, Emerenciana played an integral role in the softball team’s historic 2019 season, in which the Panthers set a school record with 42 wins and hoisted the Sunshine State Conference championship trophy for the first time in program history.

Her impressive play earned her a spot on the All-SSC First Team in 2019.

Emerenciana appeared in 104 games with 96 starts over her two years with the Panthers. Over her career, she accumulated a .281 batting average with 67 hits, 47 runs, and 34 RBI to go along with 11 doubles, five triples, and five home runs.

She was successful on 27-32 career steal attempts. On the defensive side, Emerenciana had 155 career putouts, 194 assists and was a part of 12 double plays. She racked up a .908 fielding percentage in 2018 and bumped it up to .938 during the 2019 season.

Additionally, Emerenciana works as a coach for UbrZati in Melbourne where she develops athletes to go beyond their capabilities by building sustainable speed, power, agility, and endurance with the ideal running form on a treadmill.

She also serves as a volunteer coach for Travel Ball Firecrackers Stockton, based in Melbourne.

A native of Willemstad, Curacao, Emerenciana graduated from Florida Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in December 2019.

She then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Florida Tech in May 2021. She received an associate degree from Palm Beach State College in May 2017.

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