MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Former Francis Marion University softball player Ginger Miller, a 2001 graduate, was named interim head softball coach at Georgia College & State University, Tuesday (Jan. 4) following the resignation of head coach Windy Thees.
Thees is leaving the school to accept the head coaching position at the University of Memphis, which will begin playing softball in 2006. Miller served as an assistant on Thees' staff for the 2004 season, during which the Lady Bobcats recorded a 33-18 record.
Following her graduation from FMU, Miller spent two seasons as an assistant coach at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Miller was a four-year starter in the Patriots’ outfield. As a senior, she set a team single-season record with 21 doubles and earned All-Region honors. In 192 career games, she batted .328 with 88 runs scored, five home runs, and 60 runs batted in.
Miller is a native of Wingate, N.C.
Thees posted a 163-92 record with a .639 winning percentage in her five seasons at GC&SU. Thees took over a program which had never had a winning season since joining the NCAA Division II ranks in 1991, and in 2003 she guided the Lady Bobcats to a 42-9 record and a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Division II Softball Championships in Salem, Oregon.
The softball team also posted the highest grade point average of any of GC&SU’s ten varsity sports in 2003-04.