In early September 2009 Dawn Stearn joined the University of Bridgeport Athletics staff as the head coach of the Purple Knights’ softball program. Stearns came to UB from Mitchell College in New London, CT where she has served as Assistant Head Coach since 2007. Dawn has also been the assistant varsity softball coach at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, CT since 2004. The 2016 season will be her seventh in the Purple Knights' dugout.
A 1989 graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Business and Economics, Stearns was a four-year starter at catcher and an All-Middle Atlantic Conference selection for the Bullets.