Well-Traveled Roseman Brings Experience To Mustangs

Well-Traveled Roseman Brings Experience To Mustangs

Montgomery County Community College has announced the hiring of Francine Roseman as the new head coach for the Mustangs Softball team. In addition, Roseman will serve as an assistant coach with the Women's Soccer and Women's Basketball teams.

Raised in Redondo Beach, California, Roseman has coached softball for more than two decades, and comes to Montgomery County Community College a year after serving as an assistant coach at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Her coaching resume also includes work in both high school and youth sports organizations.

A former All-Sunshine State Conference centerfielder at the University of Tampa, Roseman has been around sports her entire life. Her father was a baseball and basketball player at Adelphi University, while her uncle played football at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Roseman said making the move to Montgomery County Community College was a no-brainer, given the school's commitment to its student-athletes. It also afforded Roseman her first head coaching opportunity at the collegiate level.

"At this level it's about helping the players improve both on and off the field," said Roseman, whose nephew also attends Montgomery County Community College. "I want to help each of them become a better person and hopefully make a difference in their lives."

As for her philosophy, Roseman said while it's all about having fun she has expectations for her teams.

"I want them to be dedicated and I expect a strong commitment," Roseman said. "Talent is fine; but in my opinion, determination takes you further than talent."

That credo served Roseman well. Though not the prototypical "star" athlete growing up, Roseman said a strong work ethic carried her far during her career. She was always determined to play collegiately and she realized that dream at the University of Tampa.

Born in Chicago, Roseman (nee: Carter) was raised in California, where she grew up playing sports. While attending Mira Costa High School, Roseman served as a coach for a U-12 girls softball team. Ironically, her high school team's mascot was a Mustang. However that school's colors were green and gold and not the maroon and grey she will be sporting at Montgomery County Community College.

Following high school, Roseman attended Fullerton College before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, where she red-shirted in softball. She later transferred to University of Tampa, where she also played basketball.

Roseman's passion for sports and for coaching continued when she moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nine years ago. Since then she has been entrenched in youth sports, coaching her now 14-year-old daughter Taylor - most recently as an assistant softball coach with the NJ Pride 14U Girls Travel/Tournament team, which won the 2014 East Region Pony Nationals.

Roseman has also served as both a head coach and assistant coach with the Virginia-based Shamrocks Girls Travel/Tournament softball team, and as head coach for 12U Abington Angels. From 2010 to 2012, Roseman was a Vice President on the Board of Directors for ICGSL (Inter County Girls Softball League) in Montgomery County, PA.

Roseman has coached both girls intramural and travel soccer with the Upper Dublin Soccer Club, as well as girls softball and basketball with the Upper Dublin Junior Athletic Association.

A resident of Fort Washington, PA, Roseman has a bachelor's degree in communications.

- Bob Kent, Sports Information Director