Since her arrival at Sacred Heart in 1982, first as a player and now entering her 29th season at the helm in 2016-17, Elizabeth "Bippy" Luckie has been the face of SHU softball. She enters the 2017 season boasting a career record of 562-660-6. She has appeared in 10 of Sacred Heart's 13 NCAA Tournament appearances as either a coach or a player.
In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Luckie also serves as a Senior Associate Athletic Director at Sacred Heart.
- On February 24, 2013, with the Pioneers’ 2-0 victory over Western Carolina, Luckie collected her 500th career coaching win
- In 2009, Luckie led the program to its first ever Northeast Conference Championship earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament at the division I level. That season her and co-head coach Pam London were named the Coaches of the Year in the NEC. She then went on to further Pioneer history earning the school's first win in any sport at a division I NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 victory over Cornell
- Luckie captured her second Northeast Conference title in 2011 as the SHU won 29 games en route to a second crown in three seasons. Luckie had two Pioneers earn major Northeast Conference awards in 2011 as Taylor Froelich was tabbed the NEC Player of the Year and Nicole Sidor was selected the league's Most Improved Player
- In the program's division II era Luckie guided five teams to New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) championships, each resulting in a bid to the NCAA Tournament
- Luckie was voted NECC Coach of the Year four times (1990,'91,'92 and '95)
- During her tenure, she has coached six All-American
Playing Career Highlights:
- As an All-American shortstop, Luckie played a key role in Sacred Heart's three consecutive NCAA Division II Final Four appearances from 1983-85
- She concluded her softball playing career with a .357 batting average and set two school records that still stand today, 71 hits in a season and 110 total bases in a season
- A two-sport athlete at SHU, Luckie was twice named to the All-NECC Team for her accomplishments on the basketball court, including her junior season where she led the league with 19.9 points per game
- On March 2, 1997, Luckie was recognized for her collegiate softball exploits when she was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic and Collegiate Softball Hall of Fame
- In September 2007, her number 10 was retired by Sacred Heart in recognition of her accomplishments and dedication to the University
- Prior to attending Sacred Heart, Luckie was an All-American in both softball and basketball at Jefferson Community College, from which she graduated with an associates degree. In 2009, she was inducted into the inaugural JCC Hall of Fame
Luckie's Career Record: Year-By-Year