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Softball
Brandon Elliott

Brandon Elliott

Title: Head Softball Coach
Phone Number: 757.455.3307
Email Address: belliott@vwc.edu
College: Virginia Wesleyan College '03
  • 2011 and 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Coach of the Year
  • Received his Masters degree in Sports Management (2012) from California University of Pennsylvania
  • 2003 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, earning a degree in communications with a 3.4 GPA; named to VWC's Dean's List seven of eight semesters
  • 2003 Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District second team honoree; three-time All-Academic Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) honoree
  • Current Associate Director of the Jane P. Batten Student Center; former Admissions Counselor at VWC
  • Begins his seventh season as head softball coach for the Marlins in 2013-14
  • Has guided the Marlins to a 192-75 record overall, including the 2011 and 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and NCAA tournament berths
  • Guided the 2013 team to a program-best 41-8 finish, including an NCAA Regional Championship appearance
  • VWC's teams have been consistently ranked nationally in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Top 25, reaching as high as No. 11 in 2013
  • Has led VWC to the ODAC title game in four of his six seasons as head coach
  • Players have earned three All-America honors, Tori Higginbotham in 2012 and 2013 and Kristina Karagiorgis in 2012
  • Players have earned 18 All-Atlantic Region, 17 All-Virginia, and 33 All-ODAC honors
  • Tori Higginbotham and Kristina Karagioris named 2012 NFCA Division III All-America second team honoress
  • Pitching staff has continually been ranked in the top 20 nationally in ERA, reaching as high as No. 10 in 2013 with a staff ERA of 1.53
  • Players have earned two ODAC Player of the Year honors, Tori Higginbotham in 2012 and 2013, four ODAC Pitcher of the Year honors, Brittaney Brown in 2008 and 2010, Kristina Karagiorgis in 2012, and Mackenzie Creech in 20013, and two Rookie of the Year honors, Mackenzie Creech in 2011 and Kristina Karagiorgis in 2012
  • Players have earned two Virginia Player of the Year awards, Tori Higginbotham in 2012 and 2013, two Virginia Pitcher of the Year honors, Brittaney Brown in 2010 and Mackenzie Creech in 2013, and one Virginia Rookie of the Year honor, Mackenzie Creech in 2011
  • Four-year member of the VWC baseball team; helped lead the Marlins to two ODAC titles; 2003 captain of a team that finished 34-9
  • Former assistant baseball coach at VWC (2003-07), helping guide the Marlins to two ODAC titles; coached Jason Jarrett and Colin Roberson, who were both drafted by the Florida Marlins
  • He and his wife Laura (Mills), a 2005 VWC graduate, reside in Virginia Beach with their son Cooper and their dogs Bailey and Gracie
Softball
James Inzana

James Inzana

Title: Assistant Softball Coach
College: St. Leo University '03
  • 2003 graduate of Florida's Saint Leo University with a degree in liberal arts
  • Received a degree in education and computer information systems from Liberty University in 2009
  • Fifth season as an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan in 2013-14 ,working primarily with the pitching staff, infielders and hitters
  • Helped guide VWC to Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championships in 2011 and 2013
  • 2013 team finished 41-8, setting a VWC softball record for victories en route to a appearance in the NCAA Regional championship gam
  • VWC has advanced to the ODAC championship game in three of his four years at the College
  • VWC has consistently been ranked in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25, reaching as high as No. 11 in 2013
  • Pitching staff has continually been ranked in the nation's top 20 in ERA, reaching as high as No. 10 in 2013 with a staff ERA of 1.53
  • Tori Higginbotham named the ODAC and Virginia Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013
  • VWC players have earned three All-America honors, Tori Higginbotham in 2012 and 2013, and Kristina Karagioris in 2012
  • Marlins have earned 15 All-Atlantic Region honors, 10 All-Virginia awards, and 24 All-ODAC honors
  • In his three seasons as the VWC pitching coach, Marlin pitchers have earned ODAC Pitcher of the Year honors four times,  Brittaney Brown in 2010, Kristina Karagiorgis in 2012, and MacKenzie Creech in 20013, and two ODAC Rookie of the Year honors, Mackenzie Creech in 2011 and Kristina Karagiorgis 2012
  • Pitchers have earned Virginia Player of the Year honors twice, Brittaney Brown in 2010 and Mackenzie Creech in 2013, and one Virginia Rookie of the Year award, Mackenzie Creech in 2011
  • Has 20 years of softball coaching experience in Hawaii, California, South Carolina, and Virginia
  • Has accumulated more than 600 victories between high school and travel teams; 2003 travel team placed 14th nationally and won the Virginia state championship in 2006
  • Former assistant varsity coach, head junior varsity coach, and head middle school coach at Chesapeake's Deep Creek High and Middle Schools from 2001 through 2008
  • Retired from active duty in the United State Navy in 2005, after 20 years of service
  • He and his wife Tina reside in Chesapeake, Virginia; they have three daughters: Jaimee, Katy, and Lindsey, the latter a member of the VWC softball team
Softball
Jim Quinn

Jim Quinn

Title: Assistant Softball Coach
  • Fifth season as a VWC assistant coach in 2013-14
  • Works primarily with the catchers and hitters
  • Has helped guide VWC to Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championships in 2011 and 2013
  • VWC's 2013 team finished 41-8, setting a program record for victories en route to making an appearance in an NCAA Regional championship game
  • Marlin teams have advanced to the ODAC championship game in three of his four seasons at VWC
  • VWC has consistently been nationally ranked in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25, climbing as high as No. 11 in 2013
  • NFCC Two Star Master Coach with the NFCA
  • Players have earned three All-America honors, Tori Higginbotham in 2012 and 2013 and Kristina Karagiorgis in 2012
  • Players have earned 15 All-Atlantic Region, 10 All-Virginia, and 24 All-ODAC honors
  • Tori Higginbotham and Kristina Karagioris named 2012 NFCA Division III All-America second team honorees
  • Pitching staff has continually been ranked in the top 20 nationally in ERA, reaching as high as No. 10 in 2013 with a staff ERA of 1.53
  • Players have earned two ODAC Player of the Year honors, Tori Higginbotham in 2012 and 2013, four ODAC Pitcher of the Year honors, Brittaney Brown in 2008 and 2010, Kristina Karagiorgis in 2012, and Mackenzie Creech in 20013, and two Rookie of the Year honors, Mackenzie Creech in 2011 and Kristina Karagiorgis in 2012
  • Players have earned two Virginia Player of the Year awards, Tori Higginbotham in 2012 and 2013, two Virginia Pitcher of the Year honors, Brittaney Brown in 2010 and Mackenzie Creech in 2013, and one Virginia Rookie of the Year honor, Mackenzie Creech in 2011
  • Worked with Tori Higginbotham, who earned ODAC and Virginia Player of the Year awards in 2012 and 2013
  • Former assistant coach at Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, Va.
  • Has coached several highly recognized club softball teams, including the Orion Hunter and the Virginia Lady Eagles
  • He and his wife Diane reside in Chesapeake, with their two children, Jaclyn '12, a former VWC softball standout, and David, a 2012 graduate of Old Dominion University
Softball
Jimmy Bowman

Jimmy Bowman

Title: Assistant Coach
  • First year as an assistant softball coach at VWC
  • 2013 graduate of VWC with a bachelor's degree in history
  • Former President of Phi Alpha Theta
  • Played baseball for the Marlins
  • Has volunteered with MDA's annual week-long summer camp for the past six sumers


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