HEIDI JORDAN JOINS AKRON RACERS COACHING STAFF
Heidi Jordan will join the Akron Racers as the assistant coach this summer and manage not only the largest, but the most diverse group of pitchers in the NPF.
Jordan led Highland Community College (Kan.) to four consecutive NCJAA national tournament appearances. Jordan comes to Akron with an impressive resume at the junior college level with HCC. During her nine seasons as the head coach of the Scotties, Jordan collected a 325-191 record.
The Eastern Division of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference recognized Jordan as the Coach of the Year in 2006, after the Scotties used a 13-30 campaign in 2005 as fuel for a 33-23 record the next season.
The Scotties found their place in the HCC record book under Jordan’s direction in 2012, as they set a record for the most single season wins in school history, 48, and recorded the longest win streak with 25 straight victories.
During her career at HCC, Jordan helped her student-athletes become NCJAA players of the week, earn All-America honors and move on to play at NCAA Division I programs.
Jordan’s success with the Scotties doesn’t stop there, though. She is a 2000 graduate of HCC, where she was a four-time conference and regional selection as a pitcher and designated hitter.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Missouri Western State University in 2002, but quickly returned to the Scotties as the assistant softball coach in 2003.
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About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 12th season of play in 2013.
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fast pitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com