Carrah Fisk Hennessey '99 was named head coach of the Keene State softball program in January 2015.
After one season as the Owls' assistant coach, Carrah Fisk Hennessey '99 was elevated to the interim head coach position in August 2014. In her first full season, she led the Owls to a 16-19 record, coaching four All-LEC players and reaching the semifinals of the LEC tournament. In her second season in the Owls' dugout, the Owls finished 22-16, including an 11-3 mark that brought them their first LEC regular season title since 2004. In 2017, the Owls overcame a spate of injuries to reach the LEC tournament, finishing in a three-way tie for second in the LEC.
Under her watch, the Owls have had 10 First Team All-LEC players, and a further three more named Second Team All-Conference, as well as the LEC Pitcher of the Year in 2016.
A fundamentally sound softball player, Hennessey put up staggering power numbers that still stand today. A four-time All-Conference and three-time recipient of All-Region honors, Hennessey holds Keene State season home run (16,) and RBI (41) records. She is second in career home runs with 24 and fifth all-time in batting average (.374) and RBIs (103).
Fisk Hennessey was a member of the 1999 Owl team that at the time set a record for wins (33-10), captured the programs’ first Little East championship and advanced to the final round of the NCAA Northeast Regional tournament in Ithaca, N.Y. The 1999 team was inducted into the KSC Hall of Fame in 2017.
Graduating in 1999, Fisk Hennessy moved down the road to New England College in Henniker where she coached the Pilgrim softball and soccer teams and also served as the school’s assistant director of athletics. She was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference softball coach of the year in 2006.
Carrah and husband Tim, reside in Keene with their three boys: Carter, Christian, and Clayton, and daughter Callaway.