Softball recognized for hard work off the field
The Shore concludes 2017 campaign with a pair of losses at Drexel
Bison ends Eastern Shore’s MEAC Tourney hopes
Douglas gets 100th career victory; Hawks force must win scenario in Sunday’s rubber match
Lady Bears complete season sweep of The Shore
Softball vs. Morgan State at Hawk Field on Senior Day (Photos by Joey Gardner)
Softball vs. North Carolina Central (Photos by Steven Worthy)
Softball versus Coppin State at Hawk Field (Photos by Joey Gardner & Randy Stadler)
Softball vs. North Carolina Central at the Campbell Invitational (Photos by Bennett Scarborough)
Softball Alumni Game at Hawks Field (Photos by Todd Dudek)
Sam Douglas recently completed his 11th season as UMES Softball head coach. In his career, Douglas has one 20-win season while producing 10 MEAC All-Conference student-athletes. Currently, Douglas has the second-most wins (89) in UMES softball history, trailing only UMES Hall of Famer Kirkland Hall (94).
In 2016, the Lady 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 2013, Douglas led the Lady Hawks to a 14-35 season (5-13 MEAC), a 14-game improvement from the previous season. Douglas also saw two UMES players 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 Lady 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 Lady 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 Lady 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 UMES Softball head coach. From 2004-06, Douglas was an assistant coach under UMES Hall of Famer, Kirkland Hall.
In seven seasons (1991-97), Douglas served as UMES Soccer head coach and softball assistant coach. In 1998, Douglas was promoted to UMES 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 UMES.COLLEGIATE HEAD COACHING RECORD: SAM DOUGLAS
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