Head Coach: Herman Gestl
Herm Gestl assumed the position of head coach after being an assistant coach at Cedar Crest College for six seasons. Gestl was previously the softball coach at Northampton High School for six seasons, where he guided the team to six consecutive playoff appearances and led the 1996 team to a PIAA State Title. He has also coached 14-and 16-and under ASA Fastpitch Softball. His 16-and under team finished with a 112-18 overall record after placing fourth at Nationals.
As a player, Gestl had tryouts with the Cinncinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies and played in the Blue Mountain League for 12 years.
Gestl is the father of former Cedar Crest softball coach Kristy Henritzy, the winningest softball coach in Cedar Crest history.
Contact Coach Gestl:
Phone: 610-606-4666 x 4401
Assistant Coach: Niki Schultz
Moravian College '95
Niki Schultz was a member of the 1994 and 1995 MAC Commonwealth League Champion Moravian Greyhounds. In 1994, she was named to the All-MAC Team and was also named an All-American with a batting average of .478 and an NCAA lifetime batting average of .401. Prior to transferring to Moravian in 1993, she was a member of the 1992 Muhlenberg College MAC Centennial League Champions.
Schultz worked as an assistant coach at Parkland High School from 2006 to 2009. She was a member of the coaching staff of the 2009 AAAA Softball Pennsylvania State Champions while at Parkland. The team was named the 2009 Morning Call Team of the Year and was also league champion and the second place team from District XI.
Schultz, a former local standout at Whitehall High School, resides in Allentown with her husband John and her son Jonathan.