Julie Bolduc Hadley, MA

Julie Bolduc, Softball Pitching Instructor

Julie Bolduc is the owner of and pitching instructor for¬†Julie Bolduc’s Pro Pitch, Inc., where she and her staff train over 60 students weekly. She has taught and trained thousands of athletes since 1995 with many of them going on to compete at the collegiate level. She currently serves as the pitching consultant for Molloy College and has previously consulted for American International College, Adelphi University, Queens College, Stony Brook University, St. John’s University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Briarcliff College.

With more than 25 years of playing and consulting experience, Julie is a dedicated and constant student of the mechanics of pitching. A devotee of the Women’s College World Series, Julie attends annually and continues to build her archive of photographs and video footage of some of the world’s best pitchers, digitally capturing the commonalities in their mechanics which she then uses as a teaching aid for her students.

Julie Bolduc’s playing accomplishments have been unparalleled. Julie was a pioneer in women’s sports, in the era before today’s stellar US Olympic Women’s Team Sports and the subsequent high profile player endorsements. In her home state of Connecticut, Julie blazed a trail for the female athletes, setting 3 national pitching records while still in high school. As an undergrad at Adelphi University in Long Island, Julie consistently broke records with the most wins, most shutouts, most strikeouts, most saves, most consecutive victories, lowest ERA, most no-hitters, most perfect games, and most World Series appearances and victories. Here are some highlights from her playing career:

  • Julie was the first pitcher in NCAA history to throw a complete Perfect Game in the College World Series against Utah State in 1984.
  • In 1985, Julie led the nation in strikeouts (337).
  • That same year, she earned the third-best ERA in the nation (a miniscule 0.24!), and her pitching staff ended the season as second best in the nation (0.28).
  • Julie had the fifth-best ERA in the nation, leading the Panthers to back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the NCAA Womens College World Series in 1984 and 1985.
  • Pitching for the world-famous Raybestos Brakettes who were chosen to represent team USA in the 1984 Olympics as an exhibition sport won the World Cup in the 1984.

Throughout her career, Julie has received many honors and awards:

  • Honored by the State of Connecticut as Female Athlete of the Year (1984).
  • Inducted into the Connecticut Softball Hall of Fame (1990).
  • Inducted into the Adelphi University Hall of Fame (1996).

A graduate of Adelphi University (1987), Julie holds a BS in Science, a Masters Degree in Social Work and is a LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker). Julie currently resides in Granby, MA. When she isn’t out walking her Labrador retriever, Ruby, she loves to garden and enjoys the outdoors.