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Jamie Madewell-Grodecki enters her fifth season as the Bobcats' head coach.
The 2014 season for the Bobcats ended with just as much success as the previous 2013 season. Going 34-17 overall and 13-9 in the PBC, the Bobcats made yet another appearance in the PBC Tournament. Although losing in the quarterfinals, the team earned a bid to the NCAA Southeast Regional for the second straight year.
The Bobcats placed four on the All-PBC squad. Senior Whitney Okvist and sophomore Taylor Campbell took first team honors, and sophomore Abi LeRoy and freshman Danielle Bernstein were named to the second team. Grodecki became the third coach in Georgia College history to earn the honor of PBC Coach of the Year in 2013. In Grodecki’s five seasons, she’s put 13 players on the all-conference team, including one All-American.
The 2013 season for the Bobcats saw plenty of success. Improving on a winning record from 2012, the Bobcats finished 37-17 overall and 16-6 in the PBC. They were able to advance to the PBC Tournament for the third-straight season. With a loss in the PBC Championship game, Grodecki’s squad made their mark and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Southeast Regional for the first time since 2009.
Grodecki spent three seasons as head softball coach at St. Petersburg College prior to joining Bobcat nation. Over those three seasons, she placed second in the Suncoast Conference and earned bids to the FCCAA State Tournament three years in a row. She compiled a 102-51-1 (.666) record in her three years overseeing the program. While at SPC she had a number of athletes attain academic and athletic recognition, including a team GPA of 3.2 or higher each year and numerous All-Conference Academic team selections. On the field in three years she had over 20 1st & 2nd team All-Conference Selections and two All-State Members.
Prior to her arrival at St. Petersburg, she coached for six years at the Division I and II levels. At Southern Arkansas University she was the head coach for two seasons, leading her team to the conference tournament in both seasons with an overall 53-58 record. She also spent two years as an assistant coach at Delta State University working with infield, hitting instruction, and the strength and conditioning program, helping guide Delta State to the 2005 Gulf South Conference (GSC) West Division championship and tournament finals.
Before her time on the Delta State staff, Grodecki was an assistant at the University of Alabama-Birmingham from 2001-03, working with the outfield and in-state recruiting. She received her B.B.A. from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and her M.Ed. in Physical Education from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Grodecki was a two-sport athlete at Alabama-Huntsville, competing in softball from 1995-2000 and volleyball from 1995-99. She was a member of three GSC Champion softball teams (1996, 1999 and 2000) with four regional appearances and a College World Series appearance in 1999.
A native of Huntsville, Ala. she is married to Andrew Grodecki. The Grodeckis have a newborn daughter Alison and they live in Milledgeville.