PSU announces new Softball Coach

September 1st, 2003 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – There’s a new head coach in the Plymouth State University women’s softball program.

The new coach is Bruce Addison, who has been a high coach at Bow High School (N.H.) the past six years. He takes over from Harry Blood, who resigned this summer after three successful seasons as the Panther head coach.

Addison has led Bow to a 77-37 record in six seasons, qualifying for the NHIAA playoffs all six years. He was also an assistant varsity coach for one season each at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook, N.H., and Hopkinton (N.H.) High School. Addison has coached a variety of Amateur Softball Association (ASA) squads, including the New Hampshire Comets 16U, 12U and 14U Junior Olympic Teams.

“I have enjoyed my time at Bow, and it’s difficult to leave that job, but I had a goal of obtaining a college coaching position,” said Addison. “I am thrilled for the opportunity at Plymouth State, and am looking forward to getting started. Coach Blood has done a great job, and I hope to continue what he has done.”

Addison has worked several softball coaching clinics for Dick Blood, who is the head softball coach at Cornell University. Addison is also an accomplished men’s major modified softball player, earning All-America honors from 1994-96.

“We’re very pleased to have Bruce Addison become our head softball coach,” said PSU athletic director John P. Clark. “He was highly recommended by both Harry and Dick Blood. He has been a successful coach in Bow. We think he will do an excellent job for Plymouth State, and we welcome him aboard.”

Addison inherits a PSU program that has gone 24-13-2 and 30-12 the past two seasons, advancing to the ECAC Tournament both years and capturing the ECAC New England Championship in 2003.

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