Author: jmcleod

TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER South Carolina is hiring Katie Repole and Kevin Maguire to fill out their coaching staff, sources confirmed to JWOS on Monday morning. The pair will join remaining assistant Kaela Jackson to fill out Bev Smith’s staff with the Gamecocks. Repole will serve as a full-time assistant while Maguire will be the volunteer assistant coach. Repole was most recently the volunteer assistant coach at SEC foe Texas A&M, while Maguire joins the Gamecocks after serving as a head coach at the travel ball level. In addition to spending the last three seasons as the volunteer…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER National Pro Fastpitch has announced the suspension of league operations, effective immediately. “National Pro Fastpitch is suspending operations effective immediately,” read a statement dated August 1, 2021 and published on social media from the league’s official account on Sunday. “The cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, necessitated by the combination of the COVID pandemic and preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, has effectively shut off all sources of league revenue and necessitated the termination of league staff and other essential services. At this point, resumption of activity is impossible to predict.” The league most…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Iowa State and head coach Jamie Pinkerton have agreed to a contract extension through the 2025 season, the school announced on Friday. The 2021 season marked Pinkerton’s fourth as the Cyclones’ head coach, and it was easily the team’s best campaign of his tenure. Pinkerton guided the Cyclones to 31 wins and the program’s first NCAA tournament berth since 1988. During the 2021 campaign, the Cyclones reached the Top 25 in the coaches poll for the first time in program history and reached the Regional final, also a first. The Cyclones set a new…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Southeastern Louisiana and head coach Rick Fremin have agreed to a contract extension. Fremin’s new deal, which will run through the 2024 season, was announced on Wednesday. The 2021 season was Fremin’s sixth at the helm of the SELA program; under his guidance, the Lions have posted winning records in four straight seasons and the top win total in school history in 2019, when the Lions posted 38 victories. “Rick has done a great job with our softball program,” SELA athletic director Jay Artigues said in a statement. “We’ve progressed to the point where…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Clemson is shoring up their support staff with the addition of Alyssa Bilodeau as a graduate assistant. Bilodeau completed her playing career at Jacksonville University with the 2021 season, finishing as the JU program leader in a number of statistical categories, including strikeouts; innings pitched; and appearances in the circle. An ASun All-Freshman selection in 2017, Bilodeau was the conference’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year in 2019 and earned Second Team all-conference honors in her “super senior” season in 2021. The most recent graduate assistant for the Tigers, Jake Combs, was recently named an…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Former Texas A&M standout Kristen Cuyos has joined the coaching staff at East Texas Baptist, the school announced on Thursday. Cuyos most recently served as head coach of the Texas Bombers 16U Select Team and worked with Easton Diamond Sports in California. The ETBU position is her first at the collegiate level. During her playing career at Texas A&M, Cuyos helped lead the Aggies to the Women’s College World Series in 2017 and was selected to the program’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s. She finished her Aggie playing career ranked fourth in program history…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Birmingham-Southern has named Amanda Locke as head coach, the school announced on Wednesday. Locke spent the last three seasons as associate head coach at Northwestern State, working with the team’s offense. It was her second stint with the Lady Demons, following an inaugural tenure from 2013-14. Her coaching resume also includes four seasons as the pitching coach at Texas Tech. “It was important for us to be able to find a leader for our student-athletes who could continue to build this nationally competitive program,” BSC athletic director Kyndall Waters said in a statement. “Amanda…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Binghamton has promoted Jessica Bump to their head coaching role, the school announced on Wednesday. Bump spent the last five seasons as the Bearcats’ top assistant, helping lead the program to the 2017 America East conference title and also served as the acting head coach for the first portion of the 2021 season while then-head coach Michelle Johnston was on maternity leave. Prior to joining the staff at Binghamton, Bump spent a single season as a graduate assistant at Kentucky in 2015 and one year as an assistant at Lafayette in 2016. A two-time…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER McNeese is adding Kendall Talley via transfer, the school announced on Wednesday morning. Talley is transferring from the Ragin’ Cajuns and has two seasons of eligibility remaining following the NCAA’s extended eligibility waiver following the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 2021 season, Talley batted .343 and finished the year with 39 runs scored and 26 RBIs. She added fourteen stolen bases and a .984 fielding percentage, making just one error in the outfield. She was a starting outfielder for the Cajuns during both the 2020 and 2021 season after taking a redshirt in 2019. Prior…

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TRENDING NOW: NCAA TRANSFER TRACKER / COLLEGE COACHING TRACKER Wofford College, a member of the Division I Southern Conference (the “SoCon”), has announced intentions to begin a softball program and has named a head coach. According to a news release on July 22nd, the Terriers will enroll their first recruiting class this fall and will begin play with the 2024 season. A softball facility is also currently under construction. Mark Line, a veteran of more than three decades in the Wofford athletic program, most recently served as an athletic administrator for the Terriers and has been named as the program’s inaugural softball coach.…

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