Head Softball Coach: Scott Long
Office Phone: 336-399-7455
Overall Record: 27-43
Scott Long recently completed his second season as the head softball coach for the Spirit Athletic Department. This past season, the Spirits finished the regular season in third place in the Great South with a 9-7 record in GSAC play. They were 14-22 overall and hosted their first GSAC Tournament. In their first season in the NCAA DIII era, the Spirits finished with a 13-21 overall record.
Long has coached 6 players to Great South All-Conference Honors and 6 to GSAC All-Freshman Honors the past two seasons.
Long came to Salem after spending the past three seasons as the varsity softball head coach at Calvary Baptist High School in Winston-Salem. Long led Calvary to a 46-22 record over those four years, and was selected as the 2008 Triangle Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
He spent three years between 2003 and 2005 as the junior varsity and varsity softball coach at William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh. Long has also spent time as a football assistant at Enloe and Bishop McGuinness High School, coaching baseball at Enloe and Calvary, and as a basketball coach at East Forsyth Middle School in Kernersville. He is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Long recently completed his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education at Winston-Salem State University, and he also holds a Radio and Television Diploma from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, NC. Since his move to Winston-Salem in 2005, he has spent time working with ISP Sports, WSJS/WMFR, and the Career Center High School.
Associate Head Coach: Ken Hunt
Ken Hunt helped lead the Spirits to a fourth place tournament finish in both of their first two seasons in the Great South. He also worked with pitchers, Allie Watkins (Locust, NC) and Abby Settles (Reidsville, NC), who both were placed on the Great South All-Freshman Team. Hunt came to Salem after a successful coaching career at High Point Christian Academy (HPCA), where he was the head coach from 2005-2009. Hunt also has spent the past twenty-five years traveling the world with his adult men's fast pitch teams.
Hunt graduated from North Carolina State University. He compiled a 55-26 record at HPCA, and also initiated a junior varsity program. Hunt has played against teams from Mexico, Canada, and Venezuela with his softball teams. He is also a member the National Softball Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Assistant Coach: Jim Foulis
Jim Foulis originally came to the United States from Canada in 1987 as a highly recruited Men’s Fast Pitch pitcher and hitter. While attending and graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Jim played Men’s Major Fast Pitch for various teams in the Boston area, winning multiple New England Championships and participating in several national tournaments. Since relocating to Charlotte in 1996 with his wife and children, Coach Foulis has continued to play Fast Pitch, most recently for a team from South Carolina, while coaching his daughter’s teams in Charlotte for the last 10 years.