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Join us for our 2nd Annual SoftballNation Mid Atlantic Fast Pitch Coaches Clinic. The clinic will be a two day affair featuring some of the top college coaches from around the country and specifically around this region.
The clinic will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Midlothian, VA on Friday and Saturday Janurary 25th and 26th.
We have a number of outstanding speakers lined up and more announcements to come. Check below for a list of those speakers signed up.
We will also have exhibitors with the latest and greatest equipment on display. This will be a great way to kick off your 2019 Softball Season.
Bring Your Coaching Staff. Sign up early and save some money. If you register before January 1st, you can save money.
Take advantage of the Early Registration.
The registration fee is $129 per person.
If you register before January 1st, you can save money with a discount registration fee of $99.
We have a limited number of spots available for vendors. If you are interested in knowing more about being a exhibitor at this event, contact Butch Tiller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Riley (Head Coach: Longwood University)
Coach Riley begins her 22nd season at Longwood University. in 2018, the Lancers compiles an overall record of 38-16 while finishing 17-4 in the Big South.
Riley has talented roster of players coming in for 2019 and looks to be just as competitive.
In addition to her coaching duties, Riley was appointed Special Advisor to the Director of Athletics in December, 2017. In that role, she aids Longwood's director of athletics and athletics administration by serving four key functions: acting as a liaison between coaching staffs and administration for the purpose of success communication that fosters positive movement; project implementation through fundraising and friend-raising initiatives; consultant to the athletics director in leadership matters; and advising the administration in matters of the student-athlete experience.
Jim Inzana : Head Coach Norfolk State University
The 2019 season will mark James Inzana’s second year leading the Norfolk State softball program.
In his first season with the Spartans, NSU improved its overall win total by nine and its MEAC record by five games from the year before. The Spartans finished tied for third in the Northern Division at 10-8 and saw their team ERA drop by a run per game. NSU also improved its team batting average by 19 points while scoring a run more per game than it had the year before Inzana’s arrival.
Jennier Herzig; Associate Head Coach JMU
Jennifer Herzig is heading into her seventh season with JMU softball. She was hired by Head Coach Mickey Dean on Sept. 5, 2012. Herzig works specifically with the catchers and the outfield.
In July 2018, Herzig was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach.
In her six seasons in Harrisonburg, the Dukes have compiled a 280-70 record, including an 107-11 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play. JMU has set single-season win totals, including a 52-8 record in 2016.
Kevin Profitt: Head Coach Randolph Macon
The Yellow Jackets finished 2018 in 2nd place in the ODAC behind Va Wesleyan with a 16-2 and 40-7 record. Under Profitt, the program continues to grow and gain regional and national recognition.
2017 saw the R-MC softball program receive their first ever at large bid to the 2017 NCAA Softball Division III softball tournament. Adding to the excitement was the fact that they were chosen to host the “Ashland Regional”. It was the first time in program history that the softball program had received the honor of hosting an NCAA Regional Tournament.
Brandon Elliott: Head Coach: Va Wesleyan University
Brandon Elliott finished the 2018 season as the most successful softball coach in program history, going 408-103 in his 11 years at the helm.
Most recently, Elliott directed the squad to its second-straight NCAA Division III National Championship in 2018. The team went 39-1 during the regular season, eventually claiming the both ODAC's regular season title and Championship title. Elliott directed the Marlins through the NCAA Regional Round and Super Regional Round unscathed, earning the team its second trip to the NCAA Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. in as many years.
Keith Parr: Head Coach Christopher Newport University
Keith Parr has led the Christopher Newport softball program since 2003 and has overseen an amazing era in the program’s 34-year history. The Captains have become one of the elite softball programs in all of Division III with Parr at the helm and have made 12 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
In 2018, Parr recorded his 500th career victory as the Captains finished the season with a 37-10 record and hosted an NCAA Regional at Captains Park. After winning the Capital Athletic Conference's regular and post-season titles, Parr was named the CAC Coach of the Year for the second time.
Jennifer Patrick-Swift: Head Coach NC State
After serving as head coach at Saint Francis for the past seven seasons, Jennifer Patrick-Swift was named head coach of the NC State softball program on June 2, 2018, as announced by Director of Athletics Debbie Yow.
Patrick-Swift has strong North Carolina roots, as she played collegiately at Methodist College served as head coach at Chowan University. She also has family ties to the Tar Heel State, as her husband, Patrick, is a native of Williamston, N.C., and his family currently resides there.
Scot Thomas (Former Head Coach: Va Tech)
Scot Thomas is the former Head Coach at Virginia Tech and until this past May, served as its only Head Coach. He completed his Hokie career with a 794-568 record.
Thomas led Tech to ACC championships in the 2007 and 2008 seasons and earned a spot in the Women’s College World Series in 2008. Florida State is the only other ACC program to reach the Women’s CWS.
Tech had 17 winning seasons, including a program-high for wins in ’99 when the Hokies went 54-16 as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, and reached the NCAA tournament eight times (2005-2008 and 2012-15). He was named the A-10 Coach of the Year in ’99 and the ACC Coach of the Year in 2007.
Libby Morris: Assistant Coach: JMU
Libby Morris is in her second season with the Softball team at James Madison University, serving as an assistant coach, with a focus on pitching.
In her first season in Harrisonburg, Morris helped the Dukes to a 43-14 overall record, including 19-2 in Colonial Athletic Association play. She instructed both the CAA Player of the Year (Odicci Alexander) and the CAA Rookie of the Year (Payton Buresch) in the circle.
Morris came to JMU after spending a year at Jacksonville University as a graduate assistant manager, before being promoted to assistant coach in the summer of 2017. The former Longwood University standout took over the pitching coach duties for the Dolphins after her promotion to assistant coach.