In spring 2015, Coach Ashley Grisham finished her seventeenth season as the head coach of the Lady Cavalier softball team. Overall, Coach Grisham’s record is 440-436-8. The Lady Cavs have been nationally ranked five of the seventeen seasons and ranked Top 20 in the nation (www.njcaa.org).
Coach Grisham is the daughter of Dinah and Billy Grisham. She was born and reared in Shreveport, Louisiana and is a graduate of Northwestern State University where she played softball for four years along with her twin sister, Amy. In the fall of 2013 Amy Grisham Calhoun, standout centerfielder at N.S.U., was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame at Northwestern State University. Coach Grisham earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from NSU. She then entered Louisiana State University Shreveport and earned a Masters of Education degree, with an emphasis in Health and Wellness in December, 2004.
Coach Grisham is retiring effective June 30, 2015 as head coach of the Lady Cavaliers but will stay on and teach full time at Bossier Parish Community College. Ashley will continue to support BPCC Athletics as both a volunteer and as a coordinator of a full BPCC Intramurals program.
Coach Grisham’s Farewell Thoughts:
“It’s not every day a person wakes up knowing that they love going to work, but I do. This college is my home, and I look forward to helping many more young people as they prepare for life. What a blessing Bossier Parish Community College is to me and thousands of others in this area. I will certainly miss the game and being around the game in a competitive setting; however, it is time for me to move on to other areas and help other students as well. I can’t think about myself without also thinking about this college, the people who work at this college, and all that this institution means to me. I have been surrounded by quality people in the athletic department and on this campus, and I forever owe a debt of gratitude to all of the people who have helped not only me but hundreds of student athletes. I want to say a special thanks to Karen Recchia, who was the Athletic Director for so many years, and who has been so good to me. Her continued support in times of need does not go unnoticed. The future of BPCC softball is very bright, and I am sure that a young, energetic, and fired up coach will come in and make a great impact here. I always tell the student-athletes that TODAY is a gift. Live your life daily like it is a gift and never waste a moment. I would not change a thing about my coaching career here at BPCC, and I truly love this college.”
GO CAVS and God bless,
Coach Grisham’s favorite quote - “There is no substitute for hard work.” Thomas A. Edison