Jeanne Rayman was named fulltime head softball coach at Butler University in November of 2006. A former softball player and assistant coach at Butler, she became Butler's seventh softball head coach.
In her first season at the helm of the Bulldogs, Rayman led Butler to a 26-24 campaign, the team's first winning season since 1991. The 26 wins matched Butler's single season record for victories and established a new school record for most wins as a Division I program. The Bulldogs placed sixth in the Horizon League regular season race and fourth in the Horizon League Tournament. In 2008, Rayman guided the Bulldogs to a 17-29 season. Her 43 wins in her first two years stands second on Butler's all-time list for softball coaching wins after two seasons.
Rayman previously served as an assistant softball coach at Butler for three years. She was a volunteer assistant coach, 2002-04, and a full-time assistant coach, 2004-05. She briefly left the coaching profession to devote full-time to her business operations.
Rayman (then Jeanne Stephens) was a four-year starter at third base for the Bulldogs under head coach Barb Greenburg. She was a four-year, all-conference performer and a two-time Butler Most Valuable Player. She was Butler's leading hitter in 1989 and 1990, and she held Butler single season records for doubles, home runs and runs batted when she completed her senior season. She also holds the unique distinction of having hit two grand slam home runs in the same game in 1990!
The new Butler coach, who was a top softball player at Carmel (Ind.) High School, earned her degree in public and corporate communications from Butler in 1990. She and her husband, Jeff, reside in Carmel.