Springfield College graduate Justine Siegal PhD’13 was enshrined in the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 31, 2019.
Siegal earned her PhD in sport and exercise psychology from Springfield College in 2013, and most recently, she served as the mental skills coach for team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Siegal served as an assistant coach from 2006-2009 for the Pride baseball team.
Siegal made Major League Baseball history in September 2015 when the Oakland A’s hired her to be a guest instructor for its Instructional League club making her the first woman to coach in big league history. In 2011, Siegal became the first woman to throw batting practice to a Major League team when she assisted the Cleveland Indians during spring training.