Georgia College to Announce Softball Head Coach Thursday

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University athletic department and director Wendell Staton will host a press conference Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. to announce the fourth fastpitch softball coach in program history. The event will be held in the Centennial Center classrooms, rooms 237 and 238 on second floor, and will be free and open to the public, encouraging all members of Bobcat Nation to attend: faculty, staff, students, student-athletes, and community members.

With more newcomers than returners during the 2010 season, the Bobcats struggled through a tough schedule, the first losing campaign for Georgia College softball since 2001. Georgia College did land a pair on the All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) teams, as sophomore first baseman Haley Burnett (Columbus, Ga.) and outfielder Belourse Jean-Francis (Naples, Fla.) took the league’s top honors.

The Georgia College softball team is one of the most accomplished in the southeast, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in four of the last five seasons. The squad has advanced to the College World Series twice, and also earned the 2008 PBC Tournament Championship.

The GCSU Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.