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Georgia Military Junior College Head Softball Coach Notches 400th Win!

Georgia Military Junior College Head Softball Coach Notches 400th Win!

This past Saturday, the Bulldogs hit a major milestone for their Head Coach Ashley Bunn.  They stormed out to a 3-0 lead and then closed the door on Gordon State College to win 6-2 and to get Coach Bunn’s 400thcareer win.

Coach Bunn arrived at GMC in 2010 after a successful career at Valdosta State where she won conference championships as both a player and a coach. She took over a GMC program that was six years old and had been reasonably successful.  However, they had not rose to a level of competing for conference and national championships. Since then, GMC has been a consistent contender on both levels and has rewritten the record books for the program.

Coach Bunn has amassed 10 seasons with 20 or more wins. She has taken her team to four National Championship tournaments and has won several GCAA Championships to include the last two in 2021 and 2022.  GMC Athletic Director Rob Manchester stated, “We are so excited for Coach Bunn on achieving her 400th career win!  Ashley and her Bulldogs are the epitome of what our student athletes and coaches represent at Georgia Military College.  We are truly blessed to have Ashley lead our Softball program.”

It didn’t take long for Coach Bunn to make an impact at GMC as her 2011 team went 29-21.  From 2012-2014, GMC she laid the foundation that would provide her Bulldogs sustained success on a yearly basis.  She has now built her program into a perennial, regional power.  She captured her first GCAA Conference Championship in 2016. In the last five seasons the team has had a .708 winning percentage and won 30 or more games each season. Her team’s 47 wins in 2017 still stands as a GMC record today.

Coach Bunn stated, “As coaches, we are measured by our successes both on and off the field. To reach this milestone in my career is just a testament to those around me. I have been surrounded by players who have succeeded on and off the field.  I’ve had Assistant Coaches who have poured their hearts into the program, and they are just as responsible for all of these wins as well.  I am truly grateful for everyone who has been a part of my journey so far. I want to thank Georgia Military College for all of their support along the way.”

Coach Bunn and the Bulldogs are in prime position to make another run at a GCAA Championship as they currently sit at 25-15 and 11-3 in conference play. Their next home game will be April 25 against conference foe East Georgia State College.