Meagan Hillard is in her second season at the helm of the SUNY Delhi softball program for the 2019-20 year. She was named head coach in the winter of 2019, quickly establishing the Broncos into a competitor during the college's transition to NCAA Division III.
Inheriting a roster of just 13 student-athletes and the program coming off an 0-27 season, Hillard swiftly transformed the Broncos to an 11-15 outing in 2019, marking the program's first double-digit win season in three years, and making the ACAA Tournament. It also saw the coronation of junior Sierra Keesler being named a Second Team USCAA All-American, becoming Delhi's first All-American since 2016.
Hillard contributes to the Broncos a versatile background in softball, being a utility player as a student-athlete at Pitt-Bradford all four years and an assistant coach for two years with the Panthers. She captured the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Academic All-Conference for 2013, 2015, and 2016, and the college's Scholar-Athlete Award for 2013, 2015, and 2016. She was named a captain for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, where she accumulated 26 runs, four home runs, 106 putouts, and 50 assists.
As an assistant coach, she worked closely with outfielders ensuring the proper mechanics and shared duties of hitting coach. She also developed workouts, circuits, yearly goals, team activities, and fundraising ideas. Hillard organized and supervised pitcher/catcher clinics for youths.
Hillard earned her Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training in 2016. She completed two internships at Houghton College and St. Bonaventure University, and two clinicals at Pitt-Bradford and Portville Central School.
While completing her undergraduate degree, Hillard was involved with the Athletic Training Club Treasurer and Senior Gift Campaign. She was in charge of club account funds, organizing work shifts, and assisted in developing strategies to meet the donor's challenge.