Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton enters her third year as the Lady Cavaliers Head Softball Coach. This marks the second stint at BPCC for Nordberg-Hamilton as she served as the pitching coach during the 2012-2013 season.
In only her second year at the helm of the softball program, the Lady Cavaliers set the single season win record in the program’s 19 year history posting a 42-13 record. The Lady Cavaliers finished second in the Region 14 East Conference behind NJCAA DI National Tournament contender, Tyler Junior College. Under Nordberg-Hamilton’s guidance, the Lady Cavaliers improved in several offensive statistics once again, including team batting average (.286 - .366), home runs (28 - 73), stolen bases (60 - 91), runs (264 - 434), and RBI (261- 428). The team finished the season ranked 2nd in the nation in hit by pitch (69). She also assisted the Lady Cav Pitching staff to a 2.56 team ERA, a great improvement from the year before (4.40), as well as, strikeouts per seven innings (3.98 – 5.34). Seven Lady Cavaliers received NJCAA Division I Region XIV All Conference and All Region recognition.
Off of the field, five softball players were recognized for their outstanding academic efforts, making the NJCAA All-Academic Teams. In addition, seven Lady Cavaliers were named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
Prior to BPCC, Nordberg-Hamilton spent two seasons as the head softball coach at Centenary College of Louisiana where she aided the program in improving in almost every offensive statistical category including batting average, stolen bases, hits and home runs. In her second season, Centenary freshman Anna Dunn was recognized as Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-SCAC; Morgan Daigle received All-SCAC Second Team honors and three SCAC Honorable Mentions were selected in Michelle Tasin, Lizzie Moran and BPCC alumni Emily Sexton.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Nordberg-Hamilton was a four-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar as she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with her bachelor’s in business administration in three years. She received the Business Administration Student of the Year Award as a junior.
As a sophomore, she helped the Cotton Blossoms to a program best 55-13 record, a Gulf South Conference Championship, a NCAA Division II Regional Championship and a NCAA Division II Super Regional Finalist. She received All-GSC honors, as well as, GSC Softball Pitcher of the Week the same year after going 19-3 and unblemished in conference play in the circle. That same season, the Blossoms were recognized as having the highest team GPA in the nation among four year universities. She holds top ten career pitching records at UAM in wins, appearances, games started, innings pitched and strikeouts. She completed her career with a 31-8 record averaging six strikeouts per seven innings pitched.
Nordberg-Hamilton went on to play her final year at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she assisted the team to a Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament appearance. She also served as a graduate assistant the following fall, assisting primarily with the pitching staff. She received her masters of arts in addiction studies from UAPB graduating Suma Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA.
Nordberg-Hamilton resides in Bossier City with her husband Andrew and their two dogs.
Curt Williams enters his third season as the assistant softball coach at Bossier Parish Community College. Originally from Kailua, Hawaii Coach Williams brings eleven years of softball coaching experience to the BPCC softball staff. Coach Williams works with the Lady Cavalier outfielders and is the program’s recruiting coordinator.
Williams resides in Haughton, Louisiana with his wife Kat and their two children, Kaimana and Kaulana.