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Meredith Headings
Meredith Headings
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 941-752-5576
Email: headinm@scf.edu
Hometown: Bradenton,FL
High School: Manatee High School
Previous College: Manatee Community College, University of South Carolina- Aiken

This is Headings’ 7th season as head coach at SCF where she is also the athletic department project specialist after serving as an academic advisor for three years. As project specialist, she assists incoming athletes with the admissions process, compliance, eligibility, academic support, and registration. She has been instrumental in developing the MANAteam program, which assists student-athletes in their academic success at SCF. Additionally she supports communication of SCF athletics with our community through print and Web publications and public relations including the launch of the new website www.scfmanatees.com.

As Head Coach she has been named Suncoast Conference Coach of the year three times (2008, 2010, 2012). In her first season she led the team to an impressive 40-9 season, setting a college record of 29 straight wins. They were 22-2 in conference play. In 2010, the Manatees regained the Suncoast conference championship for the second time with Headings at the helm.  They were 15-5 in conference play including a 4 win sweep against conference rivals St. Petersburg College. The 2010 SCF Softball team was the FCCAA/NJCAA Gulf Coast District Runners-Up. The Manatees have been to the FCCAA/NJCAA State Tournament for ten years in a row.

In the 2011 season, the Manatees landed a second-place finish in the Suncoast Conference giving the team their 4th trip to the FSCAA/NJCAA Region 8 State Tournament with Headings’ at the helm. The team defeated state rival Chipola College in a 7 inning, 2-1 battle. The Manatees had their fate sealed by Chipola the previous two years at the tournament.

The 2012 season was an impressive run which included Suncoast Conference and Region 8-Gulf District Chamionships. The Manatees were 50-13 overall and were the 2nd team in program history to become Region 8b Champions and qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament held in St. George, Utah. SCF defeated Temple College (Temple, TX) and Gordon College (Barnesville, GA). Both of SCF's losses were 1-run extra inning losses. They fell to Pima College (AZ) 3-2 and Wallace State (Alabama) 4-3. The Manatees finished 6th at the tournament.

Under her leadership, graduation rates have increased and have led to 30 graduates and 41 matriculated student athletes.  She has coached 34 Suncoast First-Team All-Conference, 13 FCCAA First Team All-State, 5 NJCAA All-Americans, and 4 NFCA All-Academic Scholar Athletes.

 As a former player, Headings is credited with hitting the first home run out of the SCF softball field, was twice named to All-Conference and All-State teams and is the 2001 All-Conference Player of the Year. She holds the College’s home run record (23), hitting .414 with 10 home runs in 2000 and .426 with 13 home runs in 2001. Last season was the 12-year mark for the career and single-season home run record, despite moving in the outfield fence during the 2008-2009 season. Headings was inducted in to the State College of Florida Athletics Hall of Fame in the 2013 class with baseball stars, Glenn Davis, David Moates and Robin Flake. YouTube video here

Headings continued her stellar career at the University of South Carolina at Aiken, as team captain in 2001 and 2002, where she received All-Conference Honorable mention, Verizon Academic All-American, coach’s and MVP awards.  This year Headings’ was named to the USC-Aiken All-Decade team. She earned one of 16 spots for the 01-11’ Team. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in art and also earned her Master of Arts degree in Sports Leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA. Headings is proud to be coaching at her alma mater.