The Friars open the 2013 season at the Florida Atlantic "Strike-Out Cancer" Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.
Heather Rush joined the Providence College softball coaching staff in July 2012. Rush serves as the top assistant on staff, with an emphasis on pitching and outfield play.
Prior to joining the Friars, Rush gained collegiate coaching experience at Drexel University (2011-12), Chestnut Hill College (2011-12), West Chester University (2011) and Alvin Community College (2008-10). Rush also has worked numerous camps and clinics at Drexel University, University of Texas, Moravian College, West Chester University, Villanova University, Troy University, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Alvin Community College.
Rush is a graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas. While at Houston, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2011.
Before Houston, Rush played collegiately atTexas A&M Corpus Christi, Troy University, and Alvin Community College.Rush was named Alvin's Most Valuable Player and twice earned Region 14 Pitcher of the Week honors in 2006. That same year, she helped Alvin Community College advance to the Region 14 Regional Tournament. She set a single-season school record for innings pitched (256) and tied Alvin's single-season record for wins (22).