August 9, 2011

Coach Ward announces addition to GSW Softball staff

AMERICUS, Ga. – Georgia Southwestern Head Softball Coach Eddie Ward has named Samantha Floyd assistant softball coach. Floyd, a native of Rossville, Georgia, arrives in Americus after serving as an assistant coach at Savannah State University. As assistant coach, Floyd will be the Hurricanes' pitching coach.

"Sam was one of the fiercest competitors I've seen while pitching at Armstrong Atlantic. Her competitiveness and dominant attitude on the mound were things I felt our program needed," said Coach Ward. "Her tremendous experience as a pitcher and her competitive fire will help this program in all areas."

Floyd played at Armstrong Atlantic State during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. She batted .345 with nine homeruns and 55 RBIs during the two seasons with the Pirates. During that same time, she started 32 games and posted 16 wins, 22 complete games with a 2.55 ERA over 216 innings pitched.  Floyd lettered in softball at Middle Tennessee State (2006-07) as a pitcher and infielder prior to her time in Savannah.

Floyd stayed in Savannah at Armstrong Atlantic State during the 2010 season as a graduate assistant coach before coaching the 2011 season at Savannah State.

Prior to her college career she was a decorated player at Gordon Lee High School. Her accolades there included a Georgia state championship, three All State awards and an All State Pitcher of the Year award in 2004.

Samantha Floyd graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State with a bachelor's degree in health science, and she later earned her master's from AASU in sports medicine.