Converse College, a small Division II school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has added Softball to grow its athletics program, making it the 11th intercollegiate sport for the school.
The Valkyries will become the 12th team to play in the Conference Carolinas softball portion of the league and will begin play during the 2016 season. They have hired former Furman University assistant coach Austin Murray to be the team’s first head coach.
Murray helped to turn around Furman’s softball program, improving the Paladin pitching staff overall and leading the team to a winning record for the first time in a decade in 2010.
The goal now by creating the softball program, according to athletic director, Joy Couch, is, “to bring student-athletes to Converse who will succeed both academically and athletically.”
She went on to further add, “It is important that we support high school girls in continuing their passions as they follow and achieve their academic goals.”
Converse College will be looking for recruits as a new era of sports begins in South Carolina. View the write-up on Converse adding the softball program and visit their athletics website for more information.