SOFTBALL

 

Head Coach – Coach Thompson

Coach Thompson began his coaching career in 1977 with the Chalfont Baseball League (Philadelphia) and continued to coach both baseball and softball throughout the years. From 1999 to 2007 he was the commissioner for Nor-Gwyn Baseball and Softball programs where he created the largest girls’ softball program in the community with over 1500 girls playing.

From 2001-2006, Coach Thompson was the varsity softball coach at Gwynedd Mercy Academy. He developed the team from a non-competitive program to a competitive program that ranked in the Catholic Academy League, and the team achieved its first appearance in district play for the state tournament. For several years after, he was the owner of the National Pro-Fastpitch Philadelphia Force Team where he recruited players from both the Olympic team and NCAA schools to play for the team. He managed the operations of the team, including the stadium, and The Force had multiple appearances on ESPN and ranked at the top of the league. Natasha Watley (5 time Olympic gold medalist) was the starting shortstop for the team. The team was sold for the 2008 season.

Coach Thompson was the varsity softball coach at Montgomery County Community College from 2008 – 2009. He was hired to help bring sports back to the college and implement the first softball program since the 1980s. He established the program, recruited players for the team, and managed the team through its initial season of play, turning the team over to a new coaching staff in 2009. From 2011 – 2017, Coach Thompson was the varsity softball coach at Mount St. Joseph’s Academy. He started with the team in 2011 when they ranked 7th out of 8 teams in the Catholic Academy League, and established a training program for both the junior varsity and varsity programs based on game fundamentals and elite physical training. The team accomplished a second place finish for the past two seasons in the Catholic Academy League and ranked 5th overall in the district, including an appearance in the district semi-finals for the first time in school history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Records

RecordCoachYear
17-5Consuegra1999-2000
19-7Consuegra2000-2001
14-14-1Consuegra2001-2002
19-10Consuegra2002-2003
16-10Yates2003-2004
10-10Monaco2004-2005
17-9Monaco2005-2006
19-10Diaz2006-2007
20-8Diaz2007-2008
22-8Ikalina2008-2009 District Champions
19-8Ikalina2009-2010
14-12-1Ikalina2010-2011
15-13Acosta2011-2012 District Champions
18-9-1Ellis2012-2013
7-16Woodruff2013-2014
17-11Heywang/O’Hara2014-2015
11-17Falcone2015-2016

TOTAL: 257-177-3