In spring 2012, Coach Ashley Grisham finished her fourteenth season as the head coach of the Lady Cavalier softball team. The Lady Cav’s record for spring 2012 was 26-29. In competition against the other thirteen Texas Region XIV opponents, the Lady Cavs finished with a record of 12-12. Overall, Coach Grisham’s record is 390-339-8. The Lady Cavs have been nationally ranked five of the fourteen seasons and ranked Top 20 in the nation (www.njcaa.org.).
The following accomplishments were made during the 2011-2012 season by the Lady Cav’s under the coaching direction of Coach Grisham and Coach Doyle:
Two student-athletes received 1st Team All-Conference:
Two student-athletes received 2nd Team All-Conference:
Ashley Keen graduated in summer 2012 and received a softball scholarship to play at Arkansas Tech University.
Megan Tiller graduated in summer 2012 and will pursue a career in the United States Navy.
Ashley Frost received the Region XIV All-Academic Team award.
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. Coach Grisham earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from NSU. She then entered LSU-Shreveport and earned a Masters of Education degree with an emphasis in Health and Wellness.
Coach Grisham’s thoughts about her program spring 2012 are as follows: “I am very proud of this squad. We lost two important players due to medical reasons in February, but were still able to finish 12-12 in a very tough Region XIV Texas East Zone. I was so excited about how the kids fought back to win 12 games after a rocky conference start going 4-8 the first 12 games. With their backs up against the wall they went 8-4 the last 12 games to make it to the tournament. One of the hardest fought well played games at the Region XIV tournament was BPCC vs. Blinn when we fell short 3-2. Nationally ranked Blinn College went on to win the tournament and go to Nationals. This team worked as hard as any team I have ever coached and as individuals I saw a ton of personal growth. The team this year restored my love for coaching again as they were loyal to me and the program and committed to excellence and hard work. I needed this team more than they needed me!
I have high hopes for 2012-2013. We are bringing in thirteen new student-athletes, we have eight student-athletes returning and with talented pitchers, speed and power players I am excited to start the season. My goal is to win 35 games spring 2013 and 14 conference games which will secure a slot once again in the regional tournament. We will continue to strive for excellence.”