For the past 30 years, Carol Deming has been the face of Chase Softball, and during that time has led Chase to fifteen conference championships and six Western New England titles. Her record for the past thirty years is 259 and 158.
Deming, who starred at Lyman Hall High School (Wallingford, CT) in the mid-70s, was a three sport standout in high school (field hockey, basketball, and softball). In 1995, coach Deming was named to the Lyman Hall Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as an athlete and a person of such high character and integrity. After her playing days at Lyman Hall, Deming attended Southern Connecticut State University where she majored in physical education and played softball for the Owls.
Deming came to Chase right out of college and has made quite a name for herself in the area. Along with softball, coach Deming serves as Assistant Director of Athletics and Physical Education teacher, along with coaching middle school girls soccer and girls basketball.
If interested in learning more about the Chase Collegiate Girls Varsity Softball program, please contact coach Deming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Varsity Softball Coach, Ericka Brayton
For three years, Ericka Brayton has been Chase’s Assistant Varsity Coach. In 2012, she also took the position as the Head Middle School softball coach, leading the middle school to a 8-1 record. Ericka comes to Chase with over thirty years of softball experience.
Brayton was a four-year letter winner at Holy Cross High School for basketball and softball, earning both all NVL and city honors. In addition, she was named to the All-State team as a catcher and was a member of the Holy Cross class LL championship team in 1989. Following graduation, Ericka attended UCONN and graduated with a BS in Human Development and Family Relations in 1995.
She had an award winning softball career while attending UCONN earning a three-year letter winner for the Huskies. She also earned first team All-Big East conference honors in 95, All-New England first team 94 and 95, Division I ECAC all-conference team (eastern college athletic conference); and NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) all Northeast Region 1st team. Ericka was a member of the Huskies 1993 College World Series team. Ericka is still listed as one of the top ten in career and single season batting averages.
At Chase, Ericka also coaches thirds Volleyball.