Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton

Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton enters her third year as the BPCC Lady Cavaliers head softball coach. This marks the second stint at BPCC for Nordberg-Hamilton as she served as the pitching coach during the 2012-2013 season.

In only her second year at the helm of the softball program, the Lady Cavaliers set the single season win record in the program’s 19 year history posting a 42-13 record. The Lady Cavaliers finished second in the Region 14 East Conference behind NJCAA DI National Tournament contender, Tyler Junior College.

Under Nordberg-Hamilton’s guidance, the Lady Cavaliers improved in several offensive statistics once again, including team batting average (.286 - .366), home runs (28 - 73), stolen bases (60 - 91), runs (264 - 434) and runs batted in (261- 428). The team finished the season ranked second in the nation in hit by pitches (69). She also assisted the Lady Cavs pitching staff to a 2.56 team earned run average, a great improvement from the year before (4.40), as well as, strikeouts per seven innings (3.98 – 5.34). Seven Lady Cavaliers received NJCAA Division I Region XIV All-Conference and All-Region recognition.

Off of the field, five softball players were recognized for their outstanding academic efforts, making the NJCAA All-Academic Teams. In addition, seven Lady Cavaliers were named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes.

Prior to BPCC, Nordberg-Hamilton spent two seasons as the head softball coach at Centenary College of Louisiana, where she aided the program in improving in almost every offensive statistical category including batting average, stolen bases, hits and home runs. In her second season, Centenary freshman Anna Dunn was recognized as Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and First-Team All-SCAC; Morgan Daigle received All-SCAC Second Team honors. Three players - Michelle Tasin, Lizzie Moran and BPCC alum Emily Sexton, were SCAC Honorable Mentions.

A native of San Antonio, Nordberg-Hamilton was a four-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar as she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She received the Business Administration Student of the Year award as a junior.

As a sophomore, she helped the Cotton Blossoms to a program best 55-13 record, a Gulf South Conference Championship, a NCAA Division II Regional Championship and a NCAA Division II Super Regional finalist. She received All-GSC honors, as well as GSC Softball Pitcher of the Week the same year after going 19-3 and unblemished in conference play in the circle. That same season, the Blossoms were recognized as having the highest team grade point average in the nation among four year universities. She holds top ten career pitching records at UAM in wins, appearances, games started, innings pitched and strikeouts. She completed her career with a 31-8 record averaging six strikeouts per seven innings pitched.

Nordberg-Hamilton went on to play her final year at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she assisted the team to a Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament appearance. She also served as a graduate assistant the following fall, assisting primarily with the pitching staff. She received her masters of arts in addiction studies from UAPB graduating Suma Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA.

Nordberg-Hamilton resides in Bossier City with her husband Andrew and their two dogs.

2017 NJCAA DI Region XIV
Shelrika Bryant (FR) – 1st Team All-Conference Infield / 1st Team All Region Infield
Chelsea Fagan (FR) – 1st Team All-Conference Catcher / 1st Team All Region Catcher / NJCAA DI 3rd Team All American Catcher
Elisa Favela (FR) – 1st Team All-Conference Utility / 1st Team All Region Utility / Regional Player Of The Year Nominee / NJCAA DI 2nd Team All American Utility
Ashley Nipper (SO) – 2nd Team All-Conference Pitcher
Micah Gray (SO) – 2nd Team All-Conference Outfield
Raina McKean (FR) – 2nd Team All-Conference Outfield
Galen Brooks (FR) – 2nd Team All-Conference Infield

2016 NJCAA DI Region XIV
Kacey Maines (FR) - 1st Team All-Conference Catcher / 2nd Team All Region Catcher
Alex Greer (SO) – 1st Team All-Conference Infield / 2nd Team All Region Infield
Anna Dies (FR) – 2nd Team All-Conference Outfield

2015 NJCAA DI Region XIV
Brea Robinson (FR) – 2nd Team All-Conference Outfield

Assistant Coach

Curt Williams

Curt Williams enters his third season as the assistant softball coach at Bossier Parish Community College. Prior to BPCC, Williams spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Centenary College of Louisiana under head coach Amanda Nordberg-Hamilton. Originally from Kailua, Hawaii, Williams brings 11 years of softball coaching experience to the BPCC softball staff. Williams works with the Lady Cavaliers outfielders, and assists with recruiting efforts.

Williams resides in Haughton with his wife Kat and their two children, Kaimana and Kaulana.