Pee Jay Brun took over the Siena softball program in August of 2002, becoming the first full-time coach in school history. In her first season in Loudonville, she guided the upstart Saints to their first MAAC Tournament since the field was limited to four teams. Brun is a big believer in total team philosophy, and has already implemented a family atmosphere among the members of the Siena softball program. Brun brings a nation-spanning softball background that began in her home state as an undergraduate at the University of Hawaii.
As a senior in 1994, Brun was named NCAA Woman of the Year in the State of Hawaii after helping the Rainbows to a share of the Big West Championship. She continued her playing career with the San Jose Spitfires of the Ladies Professional Baseball League, where she was selected Most Valuable Player of the League after leading San Jose to the 1997 Championship.
Prior to arriving at Siena, Brun served as assistant softball coach and assistant athletic director at California State University, Dominguez Hills, from 1998-2001.
In the summer of 2000, Brun traveled overseas where she served as head softball coach of the Solvesborg Giant Ants in Solvesborg, Sweden. Her athletic coaching background also includes stints as head volleyball coach at Encinal High School in Alameda, Calif. (1996-1998), assistant softball coach at Encinal (1996-1997) and Moanalua High School in Moanalua, Hawaii (1994-1995). Most recently, Brun served as the coordinator of softball for Los Angeles' Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program in the summer of 2002.
Last season, Brun led the Saints to a program-record 22 victories. The 2005 squad set six major offensive team records and several players made their individual marks in the school's record books.
In just three years, Brun has developed eight All-Conference players, 11 All-Conference Academics, two All-Region players, and six NFCA Academic All-Americans. She has invigorated the Siena program and all signs point toward an even brighter future.