Jean Rivett returned to coaching at the collegiate level at St. Norbert College in the fall of 2022. Jean is in her third coaching stint with St. Norbert College and coached at St. Norbert from 1981-1991 and again from 2014-2018 before announcing her retirement from coaching on May 1, 2018. Prior to her position at St. Norbert College, Jean was the Head Softball Coach at the University Wisconsin-Green Bay the past 15 years (1991-96) and (2004-2014). Jean also spent 4 years (1996-2000) as the Assistant Coach at Lawrence University and 4 years (2000-2004) as the Head Softball Coach at Green Bay East. Jean also had a short coaching stint with USA Athletes during the summer of 2006 in Amsterdam.
Some of Coach Rivett’s coaching accolades include being named the 2004 and 2014 Horizon League Coach of the Year since retiring from UW-Green Bay in May of 2014, and retired from Green Bay as the winningest softball Coach in the school’s history. Jean also held the position as the Horizon League Softball liaison/representative for the Commissioner of the Horizon League for 2 years while maintaining her coaching duties at UW-Green Bay.
Jean also held the position as Women’s ASA Fastpitch Commissioner for the State of Wisconsin for 5 years before resigning in 1991 due to her responsibilities at the University Wisconsin-Green Bay. Along with her duties as Women’s Commissioner for Wisconsin, Jean also served as the Women’s Valley Classic League President for five years.
Coach Rivett is a well-renowned pitcher, coach, and softball strategist who has been coaching the game of softball for over 30 years. Jean was an avid top Major A pitcher/player for 18 years and has attained many individual honors and awards during her playing days (national and local). One honor bestowed to Jean was being inducted in the 2009 Wisconsin ASA Hall of Fame as a player/coach and ASA Commissioner.
In 2014 Jean opened and operated P.I.T.C.H. (Private/pitching Instruction, Training, Consulting and Hitting lessons) and conducted numerous softball clinics/camps and seminars nationwide. During her free time Jean has been in the process of publishing a fastpitch softball book, articles and blogs for all ages of fastpitch softball programs, etc. and plans to continue to travel and promote softball throughout the United States and assist with USA Preps Camps, NFCA camps and clinics and wherever the game of softball takes her or where she can help make a difference in the lives of young softball student-athletes.
Jean is currently an active member of the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) and continues to take the time in studying the game and inventing creative ways to teach the game. Her passion for softball runs deep through her veins and will be passed on to any and all students who have the opportunity to work with Jean. After spending over 30 years in the coaching ranks and playing the game, I am truly excited to become a full-time pitching instructor and motivate young ladies to be the best they can be on and off the ball field.