CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head softball coach Lacey Lister has announced the hiring of David Proffitt as a part-time assistant coach for the team. Proffitt has previously worked with the team as a slap-hitting consultant.
Proffitt has been a successful coach on the youth and high school levels since 2010. He spent seven seasons as an assistant varsity softball coach at Caravel Academy in Delaware, helping that team to two state championships in 2011 and 2016 as well as three runner-up finishes. His on-field duties at Caravel were primarily hitting and base running; after his hire, the team's batting average rose 20 points from the prior two years.
Proffitt is also currently the head coach of the Delaware Fillies Fastpitch 18U travel team, starting that age group from scratch in the summer of 2017. He previously served as a 12U assistant coach and 14U head coach for the Delaware Magic, winning a number of tournament championships along the way.
A Realtor for RE/MAX, Proffitt also is a private hitting instructor in his spare time. He is married with three daughters and earned a bachelor's in Business Management from Wilmington (Del.) University in 1997.
The Washington College softball team has qualified for six of the past seven Centennial Conference Tournaments, winning the conference championship in 2013 and finishing first in the regular-season standings in 2016. The Shorewomen are slated to open their 2018 schedule with a 2 p.m. non-conference double-header at Stockton University on Thursday, March 1st.