Michael Scott has resigned as WVU Tech softball coach to focus more time on his duties with the school’s football team.
“Being hired as the softball coach at West Virginia Tech was a tremendous honor,” said Scott. “I enjoyed every moment with the young ladies; their commitment and hard work to the softball program is more than any coach could ever ask for.
“Due to my football coaching responsibilities, I am no longer able to fulfill the necessary time commitment to the team, but I know the program is heading in the right direction and I wish them all the luck in the world. I would like to thank the athletic administration for such a great opportunity and most of all thank all the young ladies who have worked so long and hard and for believing in the softball program at Tech and the direction it is heading.”
The softball program has been on an uphill climb with Scott at the helm, posting a 14-37 record last season after going 6-56 the two years prior to him taking over. But the growth hasn’t showed up just in the win-loss column, as Tech’s roster swelled to 24 active softball student-athletes last season — all from West Virginia.
“We are grateful to Coach Scott, the two years he has committed to the Tech softball program and for the positive growth that has occurred under his leadership in the program,” said Athletics Director Frank Pergolizzi. “We are looking forward to having (him) devote his full attention to his football coaching duties and we are also looking forward to having a talented coach on campus who will be devoting his or her full attention to our softball program.”