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Florida A&M promotes Constance Orr to head coach

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Constance Orr has been named the head coach at Florida A&M.

Orr takes over for Veronica Wiggins, who previously announced her retirement after nearly three decades leading the Rattlers’ program. For the last five years, Orr served as an assistant coach under Wiggins at FAMU.

In a school statement, FAMU athletic director Kortne Gosha said, “We are excited about the continuity Coach Orr will bring to our team. It was clear that the foundation of our softball program was solid and very important that we developed a long term plan. Coach Orr is the right fit and right philosophy to take our program to the next level.”

A 2013 graduate of North Carolina, Orr was an all-ACC selection in 2013 and led the team in RBIs and hits that season. For her career with the Tar Heels, Orr recorded a .312 batting average with 25 home runs and 103 RBIs. She posted a career .548 slugging percentage, as well as a 6-2 record in nearly 80 innings of work in the pitcher’s circle through her four years with the program.

Florida A&M finished the abbreviated 2020 season with a 3-17 overall record, and had not yet begun conference play when the COVID-19 pandemic prematurely ended the year. In their last full season of play in 2019, the Rattlers posted a 23-17-1 record, with an 11-2 conference mark.

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