In her fifth year at the helm, head coach, Breanne Gleason came to Central following a pair of seasons on the coaching staff at the University of New Haven. She spent the 2014-17 seasons as the acting head coach for the Blue Devils and she spent one season as an assistant coach in 2013.
In 2015, Gleason guided her team to its second Northeast Conference Championship in program history. The Blue Devils concluded their 2015 post season run in the first round of the NCAA Tournament after falling to Georgia and North Carolina with a final record of 31-14.
Gleason, a 2010 graduate of New Haven, spent two years serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater. During that time, she worked extensively with New Haven's pitching staff, while also assisting with recruiting and the day-to-day administrative duties of the program.
Gleason also served as the softball team's academic coordinator at New Haven. In that role she was responsible for overseeing the academic success of new student-athletes, weekly team monitoring and serving as a liaison with academic support staff.
During her playing career, Gleason was a standout in the circle and at the plate. She led the Chargers to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program's best postseason run in 2010.
Individually, Gleason finished her career as the Charger's all-time leader in at-bats, doubles, pitching appearances, strikeouts, wins and innings pitched, and also finished within the top-10 in six other statistical categories. She was a two-time Third Team All-America selection, a four-time Daktronics All-Region selection and in 2010 won both the Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year Awards from the Northeast-10 Conference, becoming only the second player to earn both honors in the same season.
Also, she was the 20th Division II pitcher to record 1,000 career strikeouts and the 22nd to reach 100 victories. She also threw a perfect game during her career.
She earned her master's degree in business administration while coaching at New Haven.
Gleason resides in Glastonbury, CT with her wife Ashley.