Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton enters her first year as the Lady Cavalier Head Softball Coach, after spending two seasons as the Head Coach at Centenary College of Louisiana. During her two seasons at Centenary College the team improved 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 and three SCAC Honorable Mentions were selected in Michelle Tasin, Lizzie Moran and BPCC alumni Emily Sexton. Prior to becoming the head coach at Centenary, Nordberg-Hamilton assisted at Bossier Parish as the pitching coach for one year.
Nordberg 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 Bachelor’s 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 team 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 went on to play her final year at DI University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she assisted the team to a SWAC Conference Tournament appearance. She was a Graduate Assistant the following fall under current Head Coach Tiffany Ansley. She received her Masters of Arts in Addiction Studies from UAPB graduating Suma Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA.
“It is an honor to be selected as the next Head Softball Coach at Bossier Parish Community College. I really enjoyed my time here as an assistant coach and feel blessed to be back. My experience as a player and coach has made it obvious that true success is found both on and off the field. I am excited to take BPCC softball to the next level, while preparing each player to continue their college education and softball careers.” - Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton
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.