USSSA Pride Add Jeff Ellsworth to 2016 Coaching Staff

USSSA Pride Jeff

Kissimmee, FL- May 26, 2016-The USSSA Florida Pride have named Jeff Ellsworth as part of the 2016 coaching staff. Ellsworth will join Megan Willis and Samantha Ricketts as assistant coach under the guidance of head coach Lonni Alameda. “It's a tremendous honor to be part of this organization and the NPF League. To be able to be associated with this squad is a coaching dream come true. The athletes today on day one worked extremely hard and were very professional and I expected nothing less.” Ellsworth is one of the longest serving members of the Men’s National Team. He has since played … [Read more...]

Megan Willis Takes on New Role as Pride Assistant Coach


Kissimmee, FL- April 12, 2016-Megan Willis will make her National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) coaching debut this summer as an assistant for the USSSA Pride.This off-season the six year Pride catcher decided it was time to step away from the game as a player and continue her professional legacy as a coach. “After this past season with the Pride I knew wholeheartedly I was finished playing for good. It's weird, I have been asked a few times if I will miss not playing and the answer is simple, no. I suppose that’s how you know you are ready to move on. That and I don't want to have collisions at the … [Read more...]

USSSA Florida Pride Name Mike Davenport as Assistant Coach for 2014 Season

Mike Davenport

Kissimmee, FL- January 24, 2014-The USSSA Florida Pride is excited to announce the appointment of the University of North Georgia Fastpitch Softball Coach, Mike Davenport to the staff as the Assistant Coach for the 2014 season. Mike Davenport is a native of DuQuoin, Illinois and graduate of the University of Florida. Now in his 14th season as head coach of the University of North Georgia softball program and is in his 17th year with the school athletic department. Davenport began his career at North Georgia with the women’s basketball team in 1996 as Assistant Coach and served in that role … [Read more...]

USSSA Florida Pride Name Jennifer Gladding as Assistant Coach for 2014 Season


Kissimmee, FL - January 21, 2014-There is more exciting news from the USSSA Pride with the addition of Jennifer Gladding to the staff as an Assistant Coach for the 2014 season. Head Coach of the USSSA Pride, Gerry Glasco had this to say: "We are thrilled to have Jenny Gladding on our coaching staff. She brings elite level experience both as a former player and Coach. A winner in every respect!" Gladding is a native of Palm City, FL and is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned a BA in Criminology. Her focus during her years at college weren't just in academic pursuits but … [Read more...]