Sam Douglas
Sam  Douglas

Head Coach

Alma Mater (YR):
Maryland Eastern Shore '91


Eight Hawks Selected To The League’s All-Academic Team

Softball recognized for hard work off the field


Douglas, Hawks Drop Two In Season Finale

The Shore concludes 2017 campaign with a pair of losses at Drexel


Hawks Drop Rubber Match At Howard

Bison ends Eastern Shore’s MEAC Tourney hopes


Douglas, Hawks Keep MEAC Tourney Hopes Alive With Split At Howard

Douglas gets 100th career victory; Hawks force must win scenario in Sunday’s rubber match


Morgan State Spoils Anderson, Hawks Senior Day

Lady Bears complete season sweep of The Shore


Softball vs. Morgan State (04.23.17)

Softball vs. Morgan State at Hawk Field on Senior Day (Photos by Joey Gardner)


Softball vs. North Carolina Central (03.23.17)

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (Photos by Steven Worthy)


Softball vs. Coppin State (03.25.17)

Softball versus Coppin State at Hawk Field (Photos by Joey Gardner & Randy Stadler)


Softball vs. North Carolina Central (02.10.17)

Softball vs. North Carolina Central at the Campbell Invitational (Photos by Bennett Scarborough)


Softball Alumni Game (10.15.16)

Softball Alumni Game at Hawks Field (Photos by Todd Dudek)

Sam Douglas recently completed his 13th season as Maryland Eastern Shore's Softball head coach. In his career, Douglas has one 20-win season while producing 12 MEAC All-Conference student-athletes. Currently, Douglas has the second-most wins (104) in the program's history, trailing only Maryland Eastern Shore Hall of Famer Kirkland Hall (128).

In 2018, the Hawks finished 4-35 (1-17 MEAC). The Shore saw nine players named to the MEAC All-Academic Team for softball at the conclusion of the season.

In 2017, the Hawks finished 11-27 (5-13 MEAC) and reached double-digit wins for the second consecutive season. This is the second time under the Coach Douglas era where the Hawks earned back-to-back double-digit win seasons. Furthermore, The Shore witnessed three Hawks named to the All-MEAC Team: Allison Anderson; Samantha Casarez; and Adrienne Guerra.

In 2016, the Hawks won double-digit wins for the first since 2013, going 11-30 (4-13 MEAC). Coach Douglas saw Vanessa Gomez and Adrienne Guerra named to the conference's All-MEAC Team.

In 2015, Maryland Eastern Shore posted a 7-32 season (4-14 MEAC) and witnessed Vanessa Gomez being selected to the 2015 MEAC All-Conference Second Team.

In their 2014 campaign, the Hawks went 7-40 overall (4-12 MEAC) and saw four student-athletes earn MEAC All-Academic honors.

In 2013, Douglas led the Hawks to a 14-35 season (5-13 MEAC), a 14-game improvement from the previous season. Douglas also saw two Hawks named to the 2013 MEAC All-Conference Second Team, Jasmine James and Vanessa Gomez.

In 2012, Douglas witnessed Morgan King being named to the 2012 MEAC All-Conference Second Team despite a rebuilding season.

After a down season in 2010, Douglas guided the team to a 7-40 record (2-13 MEAC), six more wins than the previous season, and saw Charlise Castro win the 2011 MEAC Rookie of the Year. In that season, Castro led the conference in home runs (13) and slugging percentage (.810).

During the 2009 season, Douglas was named 2009 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Coach of the Year after leading the Hawks to their first 20-win season since 1996 and their first winning season in more than six years with a 20-18 record. In that same season, Douglas coached four Hawks to MEAC All-Conference, including Mishayla Truttman and Kendra Sanders making first team while Chelsea Logan and Kristi Miranda receiving second team.

In 2008, Douglas led the Hawks to six more wins than the previous season and finished 10-34 overall (3-12). Douglas also saw Kendra Saunders earn 2008 MEAC All-Conference Second Team.

Douglas is no stranger to Hawk Athletics as this is his second stint as Maryland Eastern Shore Softball head coach. From 2004-06, Douglas was an assistant coach under Coach Hall.

In seven seasons (1991-97), Douglas served as Maryland Eastern Shore Soccer head coach and softball assistant coach. In 1998, Douglas was promoted to softball head coach as he was responsible for directing all aspects of the program, including the organizing & planning team practices, recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, and team traveling.

In 1991, the Hamilton Parish, Bermuda-native received his Bachelor's Degree from Maryland Eastern Shore.

Year School Record Conference Postseason
1999 Maryland Eastern Shore 8-37 6-13
2007 Maryland Eastern Shore 4-36 0-12
2008 Maryland Eastern Shore 10-34 3-12
2009 Maryland Eastern Shore 20-18 7-7 MEAC Tournament
2010 Maryland Eastern Shore 1-33 0-15
2011 Maryland Eastern Shore 7-40 2-13
2012 Maryland Eastern Shore 0-33 0-18
2013 Maryland Eastern Shore 14-35 5-13
2014 Maryland Eastern Shore 7-40 4-12
2015 Maryland Eastern Shore 7-32 4-14
2016 Maryland Eastern Shore 11-30 4-13
2017 Maryland Eastern Shore 11-27 5-13
2018 Maryland Eastern Shore 4-35 1-17

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