Mike Threehouse enters his 19th season leading the Bonnies as the all-time winningest coach in St. Bonaventure softball history. Over is first 18 years he has accumulated 261 wins.
Since his arrival as the head softball coach, Threehouse has built the Bonnies into a rising contender in the Atlantic 10. His tireless recruiting efforts and on-the-field instruction have pushed the Bonnies into perennial challengers for postseason play.
After taking two games from Temple in the final games of the regular season, the Bonnies clinched a spot in the Atlantic 10 tournament for the fourth time in five years under coach Threehouse. Led by a group of six seniors, St. Bonaventure finished 12-28 and 9-11 in the conference, good for sixth place in 2009. Senior Katie Pazda earned postseason honors for her performance out on the field and in the classroom earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Academic team.
Threehouse had one of his best seasons at the helm of the Bonnies during the 2008 season. He guided the Brown and White to a 20-25 overall record for the program's second ever 20-win season, and the second most wins in a single-season in school history. In A-10 play, St. Bonaventure went 11-7 to finish in second place which was their best finish in the A-10 since joining the conference in 1988. With their second place finish, the Bonnies qualified for the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the third time in the past four seasons.
Following the 2008 campaign, senior Brianna Bricker, sophomore Sherri Thompson and freshman Kara Morenus all recieved Atlantic 10 All-Conference accolades under Threehouse. Bricker was named the A-10 Student Athlete of the year as well as earning a spot on the All-Conference second team. Sophomore ace Sherri Thompson and freshman Kara Morenus joined Bricker with postseason distinctions as Thompson became the 13th player in program history to be selected to the All-Conference first team, while Morenus earned All-Rookie team honors following her first season in the Brown and White.
In 2007, Threehouse guided his club to its second-straight season with a .500 or better record finishing 18-18. After overcoming multiple injuries to key players throughout the year, the Bonnies went into the season's final series with a chance to qualify for the Atlantic 10 Tournament for a third year in a row. Following the 2007 campaign, freshman Sherri Thompson and junior Brianna Bricker became the 11th and 12th players to earn All-Conference honors under Threehouse. Thompson was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team after finishing with a league low 1.15 ERA while Bricker was selected to the Academic All-Conference team with a 3.9 GPA.
Threehouse directed the Bonnies to its best season in school history during the 2006 season. The Brown and White finished with a 23-22 overall record for the program's first winning season ever. Their 23 overall victories and 14 conference wins were also program records. St. Bonaventure earned its second straight trip to postseason play and advanced to the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament. For his efforts throughout the 2006 campaign, Threehouse was named the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.
Following the Bonnies record 2006 season, five members of the Brown and White received All-Conference accolades. Sophomore pitcher/third basemen Brianna Bricker was named to the All-Conference first team, junior pitcher Christine Keleher and senior outfielder Lauren Krieger were named to the second team and senior outfielder Kristin Brunetto was an honorable mention choice. In addition, Krieger, Kristin Brunetto and her twin sister Joelle Brunetto were named to the Academic All-Conference team.
In 2005, Threehouse orchestrated St. Bonaventure to its first ever trip to the Atlantic 10 Championship and set a then school record with eight wins in conference action. At the A-10 tournament, the Bonnies defeated Saint Joseph's in a 12 inning quarterfinals contest before losing to host Fordham in the semifinals after 9 innings of play. Threehouse and the Bonnies displayed their resilience throughout the season after fighting back from a brutal non-conference schedule that dealt them a 0-11 record to start the year. The Brown and White went on to finish the season with a 14-26 record, including an 8-6 mark in the A-10. At the conclusion of the year, the Bonnies were awarded the NFCA Acedemic Team of the Year Award. His team garnared the #1 grade point average of all NCAA Div. 1 Softball programs.
In tournament play, Threehouse has coached the Bonnies to titles in both the Virginia Tech Round Robin Tournament in 2003, and the Hampton Univeristy Pirate Classic title in 1998. In that 2003 campaign the Bonnies tied a then program record for most wins in a season with 19.
Under the direction of Threehouse, the Bonnies have made major strides in the classroom since his appointment as head coach. The Brown and White have placed a member on the Academic All-Conference team five seasons in a row as well as receiving multiple national awards for his student-athlete's work in class. Following the 2005-06 academic year, the softball team finished with the highest GPA in Division I with a 3.590 average. Furthermore, Joelle Brunetto and Lauren Krieger were named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America softball team a year after Kim Dodson and Laurie Stone garnered the same honor. On the Field Threehouse has coached two players who have since been elected to the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame, Jen Bovee and Tricia Holdebrand.
Threehouse's background in baseball, softball and his eye for talent has earned him the respect of softball coaches across the region, who have featured the former Bona baseball player as a counselor at their camps. Threehouse began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant with the St. Bonaventure baseball team. He assisted current Bona coach Larry Sudbrook during the 1994 and 1995 seasons when the Bonnies advanced to the Atlantic 10 playoffs in both years.
He also had a stellar baseball career at St. Bonaventure as a player. As a senior, he batted a single-season school record .422, which was second in the Atlantic 10 and 26th in the nation. That same season he led the team in virtually every offensive category.
Passionate about community service, Threehouse leads the team in numerous charity events and foundationssuch as hosting events for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF), Operation Christmas Child, charitable gift giving, the NCAA Strikeout Cancer event as well as Women and Girls in sports day.
Threehouse and his wife, the former Liz Crisafulli, were married in the fall of 2004 and reside in Olean.