Head Softball Coach: Scott Long
Office Phone: 336-399-7455
Overall Record: 13-21
Scott Long recently completed his first season as the new head softball coach for the Spirit Athletic Department. In their first season, the Spirits finished with a 13-21 overall record, and finished sixth in the Great South regular season with a 6-10 record.
The Spirits won twice in their first Great South Tournament, and eventually finished it in fourth place. Long coached 3 players to Great South All-Conference Honors and 3 to GSAC All-Freshman Honors in the 2012 season.
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
The Salem College softball team has hired Ken Hunt as an assistant coach according to Head Coach Scott Long. He helped lead the Spirits to a fourth place tournament finish in their first season in the Great South. He also worked with a pitcher, Abby Settles (Reidsville, NC), who was placed on the Great South All-Freshman Team. Hunt comes 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.