Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) has announced Traci Harrison as the new Head Softball Coach for the Boll Weevils. Ms. Harrison comes to ESCC with an extensive background in playing and coaching softball. Her college playing career began at Gadsden State Community College where she earned All-Conference honors as a pitcher in 2002. After her two-year playing career at Gadsden, Harrison transferred to Milligan College. In 2004, Harrison was selected as a 2nd team All-American as a pitcher. Upon graduating from Milligan College, Harrison continued working in various softball coaching positions, including stops at Vernon High School, 2006-2009, an Assistant Softball Coach at Lincoln Trail College, 2009-2010, Head Coach of the Austrian Wanderers, of the Semi-Professional Softball Austria League, 2011, Head Coach at Crenshaw Christian Academy, 2012-2013, Assistant Softball Coach/Pitching Coach at the University of West Georgia, 2013-2015, and Assistant Softball Coach at Arnold High School in 2016.
Coach Harrison is ready to hit the ground running. “I am so excited to start my career at ESCC. The past two weeks have been awesome. I have received good community feedback and the faculty and staff have been so supportive.” While Harrison has only been the coach for two weeks, she has already laid out her vision. “My main priority is a national championship. I have been working for only two weeks, but I have been recruiting, locally and nationally, looking for the top players. It may be a time of rebuilding, but I am looking forward to rebuilding the program with the best student athletes who will represent the College in the best way.”
Harrison was asked if she felt pressured taking over a program with only three weeks before the start of the season. “No pressure, our team is excited and ready to play. The girls are buying in to the program and are excited about moving forward and playing this season.”
Dr. Kevin Ammons, Associate Dean of Students/Athletic Director is excited about Ms. Harrison taking over the softball program. “I am pleased with the level of experience Coach Harrison brings to our softball program. We are excited to have a coach who played at the two-year and four-year level and coached at multiple levels. We look forward to Coach Harrison doing great things for the softball program.”