July 1, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - -
University of Louisville softball coach Sandy Pearsall has announced the addition of Courtney Scott to the Cardinals' coaching staff.
"We're happy to have Courtney join our staff," said Pearsall. "She brings a wealth of experience as a player and as a coach. She is a high caliber person, player and coach and will bring great ideas and enthusiasm to the program. In her years in the coaching profession, she has learned so much and has become one of the top assistants in our game."
Scott will work primarily with pitchers and catchers while assisting in every aspect of game and practice preparation as well as recruiting. She joins the Cardinals after two seasons at the University of Maryland, where she helped guide the Terrapins to an NCAA appearance in 2010. Under her guidance, the pitching staff led the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 1.71 ERA with was also the ninth best in the nation. Her pitching staff also combined for 12 shutouts and 471 strikeouts and ended gave up the fewest hits, runs, earned runs and home runs in the ACC.
"I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work for the University of Louisville and be a part of the softball program," said Scott. "Sandy Pearsall and Carol Bruggeman are two of the most knowledgeable and well-respected coaches in the country and have developed Louisville softball into a national competitor. I look forward to working alongside them as we continue to move Louisville softball forward."
Prior to her time at Maryland, Scott spent two years as graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma. She was part of the staff that guided the Sooners to a 47-14 record en route to a Super Regional appearance in 2008.
The Clovis, Calif., native was an NFCA All-American catcher at California-Berkeley where she was a captain and four-year starter. During her time there, Scott helped lead the Golden Bears to four Women's College World Series appearances including the 2002 national title and a runner-up showing in 2003.
She went on to play for the National Professional Fastpitch league's NYNJ Juggernaut in 2004 and helped her team to the NPF Championship. Scott then traveled overseas for a three-year stint in the Japan League where she was a member of LeoPalace21. The Tokyo-based team finished third in 2005 and 2006 and was runner-up in 2004.
Scott graduated from California-Berkeley in 2003 with Bachelor's of Arts in American Business and Globalism and American Studies. She earned a Master's of Arts and Human Relations degree from Oklahoma in 2008.