Megan Timpf, a member of the Canadian National Team since 2005, is back for her second season on the Barry coaching staff. She previously spent two seasons at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), leading the Crimson Hawks to the regional final in 2010.
She help direct the Bucs to an outstanding season with the gloves in 2012. The Bucs posted a .974 fielding percentage, good for second in the conference, despite getting strikeouts on only 26.3 percent of outs recorded. Freshmen Kelly Martinez and Julie Brito, manning the right side of the infield, combined to commit only six errors all season.
Timpf brings a wealth of experience as a player and a coach. She was an all-star shortstop at California University of Pennsylvania (CUP) and a member of the Canadian national and Olympic teams.
Timpf played her final two seasons of college softball at CUP after transferring from Campbell where she was a team captain. She was a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete and was named to the All-PSAC team at shortstop with the Vulcans in 2006.
In two seasons with the Vulcans, she hit .323 with seven homers and 32 RBI, while scoring 41 runs. She was one of the toughest players to strikeout in the nation, fanning just 14 times in 226 at-bats. At Campbell, she hit .305 as a sophomore with seven doubles, four triples and a homer in 29 games. She scored four runs and drove in 11 in a reserve role.
Timpf joined the Canadian National Team in 2005 and was a member of its gold medal-winning squad at the 2007 World University Games. The team also claimed a silver medal at the Pan American Games and won the bronze at the World Cup of Softball held in Oklahoma City.
She earned a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team in 2007 and helped her team win a gold medal at the 2008 International Challenge in Blacktown, Australia, and silver at the 2007 China Cup held at the Olympic site in Beijing. In 2011, Timpf again helped Canada to a bronze at the World Cup of Softball VI in Oklahoma City and a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Timpf played with Team Canada again in 2012, competing in three major international tournaments. She helped them to a bronze medal at the World Cup in Oklahoma City and also played in the Canadian Fastpitch Open and the ISF World Championships in the Yukon Territory.
Timpf has worked as a camp and clinic instructor throughout Canada and the United States, including the development, planning and implementation of clinics with Team Canada and the California softball program as well as softball coaching clinics. She also spent two summers as a recreation counselor in her hometown of Port Dover, Ontario.
Timpf received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from California in 2008 and her master’s degree in sports science at IUP in 2010.