Winston-Salem, NC-Salem College Director of Athletics, Melissa Barrett, has announced that Scott Long has been promoted to full-time softball coach and athletics fundraising and marketing coordinator. This past 2015 season, Long led the softball program to an overall record of 21-16-2 and their first Great South Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. The Spirits finished in third-place at the Newport News Regional.
"As coordinator of athletics fundraising and marketing, Long will oversee a comprehensive fundraising and sponsorship effort for the athletics department," said Barrett. "We are excited to expand Coach Long's involvement with our student-athletes and the Salem College community. He is a true professional and is dedicated to advancing the Salem College athletics programs."
Long was hired as the softball coach at Salem in 2011. He started the NCAA DIII era for the Spirits in 2012. During the past four years, Long has coached twenty players to the GSAC All-Conference team and twelve to the GSAC All-Freshman team. This year, Maggie Fritts earned GSAC Freshman of the Year honors, and Lauryn Smith was the GSAC Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Long came to Salem from Calvary Baptist High School in Winston-Salem, where he coached for four years. He led Calvary to a 46-22 record, and was the 2008 Triangle Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.