MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Pfeiffer University head softball coach Todd Bradley has stepped down, effective immediately, to accept the same position with the softball program at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Current assistant coach Jessica Clack will now take the helm of the Lady Falcons softball heading into the 2010 season.
Bradley spent three seasons at Pfeiffer compiling an 83-67 record, leading the Lady Falcons to the program’s first 30-win season back in 2008 as well as a berth into the NCAA tournament. As the number four seed in the conference tournament, Bradley guided his squad to four-straight wins, including back-to-back wins against Mount Olive to secure the tournament championship.
Last season, Bradley led the Lady Falcons to a Conference Carolinas high .309 team batting average and ranked seventh in the country in doubles per game. Nationally, Bradley has had his teams ranked 13th in triples and 25th in fielding percentage.
“Three years ago, Coach Bradley came in and made an immediate impact by turning our softball program around” stated Athletic Director Bobby Stewart. “Todd by far exceeded all expectations during his time here and will be deeply missed. Coach Bradley did a great job by leaving us with a well-deserved and highly-qualified replacement in Coach Clack.”
Clack earns the promotion to head coach after last year’s experience of working with the team’s conditioning, outfielders and slappers. Clack was already involved in the daily operations of recruiting, practice planning, academic monitoring and travel coordination in the softball office.
Clack enters her first head coaching position after an exceptional career at Greensboro College. Clack was named to an all-conference team in three of her four years with the Pride to go along with her all-state recognition. In 2006, Clack took home a USA South Conference Player of the Year title to go along with her NFCA all-region honors. Clack’s career-totals include a .377 batting average, 34 stolen bases and 71 RBI.
Clack, a native of Clayton, North Carolina and current member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, earned her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Studies from Greensboro. Coach Clack and the rest of Lady Falcons will open up the 2010 campaign with three games at the UNC-Pembroke tournament on Saturday, February 6th.