USCB has found its next softball coach, and she brings an impressive list of credentials as a player and assistant coach. The school has hired former Arizona State standout Bailey Wigness as the third head coach in program history.
Wigness spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Boise State, where she helped lead the team to new heights, including records for most wins in a season (40), most conference wins in a season (18), the first conference title in school history, and the first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to coaching at Boise State, Wigness spent a year with Arizona Christian University, where she handled the hitting and outfield coaching duties. Wigness was part of a coaching staff that achieved a program-best 31-win season – a 20-win turnaround from the previous year, which marked the biggest turnaround in the NAIA in 2015.
Wigness graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science. During her tenure at ASU, Wigness was named a three-time All-Pac-12 selection while also leading the Sun Devils to an NCAA title in 2011. Over the course of her career, Wigness batted .371 with 141 hits, scoring 130 runs and recording 40 stolen bases.
Along with her athletic accolades, Wigness was a three-time selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Softball Team and the Pac-12 Softball All-Academic First Team with a 4.0 GPA. Wigness was also the softball recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 Award in 2013 – given annually to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the respective sport’s NCAA championship event.
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