Sam Douglas
Sam  Douglas

Head Coach

Alma Mater (YR):
UMES '91


Softball Earns A Split At The Campbell Invitational

Hawks picks up first win versus Eagles; Red Flash Clips Eastern Shore


Hawks Drop Two At Campbell Invitational

NC Central’s late rally downs Hawks; Camels too much for The Shore


Softball Adds Three More to 2017 Roster

Coach Douglas brings three position players aboard


Douglas, Hawks Bolster Pitching With Three Newcomers

Coach Douglas adds three pitchers to roster


Lady Hawks Swept By Howard On Senior Day

Softball drops twinbill against Lady Bison


Softball Alumni Game (10.15.16)

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


2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)


UMES Softball v. Howard (04-30-16)

UMES Softball versus Howard at Hawks Field (Senior Day) Photos by Megan Raymond & UMES Media Relations


UMES Softball v. Delaware State (03.19.16)

UMES Softball v. Delaware State at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)


UMES Softball v. Coppin State & North Carolina A&T State (02.12.16)

UMES Softball v. Coppin State & North Carolina A&T State (Photos by Michael Simmons

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 2015, UMES 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 Lady Hawks went 7-40 overall (4-12 MEAC) and saw four student-athletes earn MEAC All-Academic honors.

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.

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

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