Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton enters her second year as the Lady Cavalier Head Softball Coach. This marks the second stint at BPCC for Nordberg-Hamilton as she served as the pitching coach during the 2012-2013 season.
During her first year leading the program, the Lady Cavaliers posted a 21-29 record, the best finish the program has had since 2012. Under Nordberg-Hamiltonís guidance, the Lady Cavalierís improved in several offensive statistics, including homeruns (4 to 28), stolen bases (12 to 60), runs (129 to 264), doubles (40 to 85) and RBI (97 to 261). Freshman Kacey Maines was selected to the NJCAA DI Ė Region IVX All-Conference and All-Region Teams. Sophomore Alex Greer, who finished the season as the BPCC home run leader, and freshman Anna Dies also claimed all-conference laurels.
Off the field, three student-athletes were recognized by the NJCAA with the Superior Academic Achievement Award for the 2015-2016 year in sophomore Kayla Mahan, and freshmen Katelin Temple and Kacey Maines.
Prior to BPCC, Nordberg-Hamilton spent two seasons as the head softball coach at Centenary College of Louisiana where she aided the program in improving in almost every offensive statistical category including batting average, stolen bases, hits and home runs. In her second season, Centenary freshman Anna Dunn was recognized as SCAC Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-SCAC; Morgan Daigle received All-SCAC Second Team honors and three SCAC Honorable Mentions were selected in Michelle Tasin, Lizzie Moran and BPCC alumni Emily Sexton.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Nordberg-Hamilton was a four-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar as she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a 3.83 GPA with a Bachelorís in Business Administration in three years. She received the Business Administration Student of the Year Award as a junior.
On the field, she helped the Cotton Blossoms to a 55-13 record, a Gulf South Conference Championship, a NCAA Division II Regional Championship and a NCAA Division II Super Regional Finalist as a sophomore. She received All-GSC honors, as well as, GSC Softball Pitcher of the Week the same year after going 19-3 and unblemished in conference play in the circle. That same season, the Blossoms were recognized as having the highest team GPA in the nation among four year universities. She holds top ten career pitching records at UAM in career wins, career appearances, career games started, career innings pitched, and career strikeouts. She completed her career with a 31-8 record averaging six strikeouts per seven innings pitched.
Nordberg-Hamilton went on to play her final year at Division I member, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she assisted the team to a SWAC Conference Tournament appearance. She also served as a graduate assistant the following fall, assisting primarily with the pitching staff. She received her Masters of Arts in Addiction Studies from UAPB graduating Suma Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA.
Nordberg-Hamilton resides in Bossier City with her husband Andrew and their two dogs.
Curt Williams enters his first season as the assistant softball coach at Bossier Parish Community College. He spent the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Centenary College of Louisiana under Head Coach Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton. Originally from Kailua, Hawaii Coach Williams brings 11 years of softball coaching experience to the BPCC softball staff. Coach Williams will work with the Lady Cavalier outfielders and assists with recruiting efforts.
Williams resides in Haughton with his wife Kat and their two children, Kaimana and Kaulana.