In spring 2013, Coach Ashley Grisham finished her fifteenth season as the head coach of the Lady Cavalier softball team. Overall, Coach Grisham’s record is 405-381-8. The Lady Cavs have been nationally ranked five of the fifteen seasons and ranked Top 20 in the nation (www.njcaa.org).
Coach Grisham is the daughter of Dinah and Billy Grisham. She was born and reared in Shreveport, Louisiana and is a graduate of Northwestern State University where she played softball for four years along with her twin sister, Amy. Fall 2013 Amy Grisham Calhoun will be inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame at Northwestern State University. Coach Grisham earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from NSU. She then entered Louisiana State University Shreveport and earned a Masters of Education degree with an emphasis in Health and Wellness.
Coach Grisham takes pride in the fact that most of the players who want to move on to a four year school to play softball on a scholarship are doing so. There have been over 60 Bossier Parish Community College softball players in her fifteen seasons who have been helped to move on to better their academic and athletic career.
Coach Grisham’s has high hopes for 2013-2014. "We are bringing in fourteen new student-athletes and nine experienced student-athletes are returning. These girls realize the opportunity is there to win big and as a team we need to combine our strengths so we can secure a slot at the regional tournament. My goal is to win 35 games including at least 14 conference games this spring. These wins will ensure our return to the regional tournament. We will continue to strive for excellence."
“It’s not every day a person wakes up knowing that they love going to work, but I do. This place called BPCC is my home and I look forward to helping many more young people as they prepare for life on and off the field. What a blessing Bossier Parish Community College is to me and thousands of others in this area.”
Coach Grisham’s favorite quote - “There is no substitute for hard work.” Thomas A. Edison
Shelby Leach starts her first year at Bossier Parish Community College. In December, Shelby will graduate from Southern Arkansas University with a degree in Human Performance, Recreation, and Community Service with an emphasis in Sports Management. She will begin working on her masters in January 2014.
Shelby is a native of Jonesboro, Louisiana where she played softball and basketball for Weston High School. She competed in the State Tournament in softball in 2005 and basketball in 2009. Shelby received All District honors in softball her sophomore and junior year in high school and received the MVP award in softball her senior season.
Shelby attended Bossier Parish Community College from 2009-2011 and was an outfielder for the Lady Cavaliers Softball Team. She was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also made the Chancellors list at BPCC both years and made Academic All American her sophomore year. Shelby received honors for “Who’s Who” her sophomore year at BPCC. She went on to play on a full scholarship at Southern Arkansas University and was an Academic All American her last two years of collegiate ball.
Shelby will work primarily with outfield and hitting this fall and will be a base coach as well. Shelby’s thoughts on her start here at Bossier Parish Community College are as follows:
“I am so happy to be a part of Bossier Parish Community College and the Athletic Department. It has been a home to me since I played here and I knew once I left that I would be back here one day. I am thankful that God has placed me here and I feel I can be a positive role model for the players and will work diligently to pursue excellence. I am excited about the group of kids we have and feel we have the talent and work ethic to win ball games at this level. I look forward to many successful years at this place I call home.”