Teresa Fister Named Head Softball Coach for the Greensboro College Pride
from Wes Gullett the Sports Information Director at Greensboro College
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Teresa Fister has been named the eighth head softball coach in Greensboro College history, Director of Athletics Bryan Galuski announced Wednesday.
“Teresa has a great deal of passion and energy for college softball. Throughout a very thorough search and excellent candidate pool, Teresa continued to emerge as our top candidate,” Galuski said. “It is with certainty she will bring a tireless work ethic to the program and will be an excellent leader and mentor for our student-athletes.
“On behalf of our athletic department I would like to welcome her to our Greensboro College family.”
Fister, a 2010 graduate of Appalachian State University, comes to the Pride after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the 2016 season.
“I am very excited to be named the next head softball coach at Greensboro College. This is an amazing opportunity that I am very eager to take on,” Fister said. “Greensboro College has a strong sense of community and family that is unique to the institution, and I know that this is going to be a great place to work and grow.
“The softball program also has a strong history and I look forward to leading it towards greater success. I have high expectations for this season on and off the field, and I am eager to work with the wonderful young ladies that are members of the Pride softball family. I would like to thank Director of Athletics Bryan Galuski, Assistant Director of Athletics Randy Tuggle, President Czarda, and the entire Greensboro College administration for affording me this opportunity.”
Prior to joining the Spartans staff, Fister coached Northwest Guilford High School where she began her coaching career as an assistant coach in 2011, before taking over the helm one season later. Over the course of the next four seasons, Fister led the Vikings to four consecutive Piedmont Triad- 4A titles, while also earning Coach of the Year honors in 2012 and 2014.
In her final season with the Vikings, Fister coached eight Piedmont Triad 4A All-Conference selections, including the Pitcher and Player of the Year.
As a student-athlete at ASU, Fister earned the Rick Edmunson Award and was on both the Student-Athlete and Southern Conference Honor Roll. Upon her graduation, Fister ranked atop the Mountaineers all-time saves board (4), while ranking sixth in career strikeouts (107).
What they are saying about Teresa Fister
“Teresa Fister will do great things with the Greensboro College softball program. Her enthusiasm and passion for the game of softball is apparent and her experience coaching at many levels, will be an asset. I know she is eager to get started and I feel that she will develop her players on and off the field.” – Janelle Breneman, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Head Softball Coach
“I have coached alongside Teresa for many years, and I can honestly say she is the most impressive coach that I have worked with in 18 years of coaching. She has passion, experience, and an understanding of the game of softball that is unparalleled. Teresa has a competitive spirit and strives to get the most out of her players on the ball field, while also helping build the character and qualities to carry them through life beyond the game. Her players remain challenged and push to be the best version of themselves with her encouragement. Greensboro College has landed themselves one heck of a coach, and she will be a great asset to the program.” – Jason Tew, Northern Guilford High School Assistant Varsity Coach
“I am very excited for this opportunity for Teresa and for the Greensboro softball program. She is hard working and will guide her program to follow in her footsteps of not only becoming great softball players, but exemplary people. We are proud of her for this accomplishment and look forward to seeing the growth of her program over time! We are always glad to share a part of our black and gold family. We are thankful for alumni such as Teresa for continuing to leave a positive mark on the softball world!” – Janice Savage, Appalachian State University Head Softball Coach