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DAHLONEGA – University of North Georgia head softball coach Mike Davenport has announced that Sage Woodham has joined the Nighthawk staff as an assistant coach following a one-year stint as the pitching coach at Georgia Tech.

Prior to 2017, Woodham spent seasons at Southern Arkansas, where she coached two All-Great American Conference pitchers, one all-region pitcher, and the GAC Newcomer of the Year and Hero Sports Division II Newcomer of the Year in LHP Kimmy Beasley. In 2016, SAU was named the NFCA’s Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

In 2016, the Lady Muleriders reached their first ever national ranking and reached the NCAA Division II World Series semi-finals, finishing No. 4 in the country.

Prior to joining the Lady Muleriders, Woodham spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the North Alabama. In her time at UNA, Woodham coached three All-Gulf South Conference pitchers including the 2014 GSC Pitcher of the Year and Daktronics All-Region second-teamer, Hillary Carpenter. She helped the Lions’ pitching staff post team ERAs of 2.49 in 2014 (1st in GSC) and 3.06 in 2013 (4th in GSC).

Before joining the staff at North Alabama, Woodham served as graduate assistant coach for two seasons at Augusta State. While at ASU, Woodham worked with the pitchers and helped the team notch a 2.44 earned run average during the 2012 season. In 2012, Woodham received a master’s degree in Kinesiology from ASU.

Woodham was a standout pitcher for the University of Alabama-Huntsville softball team from 2006-09. While playing at UAH, Woodham was a two-time All-American, and during her career, she won 91 games and posted a 1.22 ERA with 607 strikeouts. Woodham also helped lead the Chargers to a national runner-up finish in the 2009 NCAA Division II World Series.

She was named the Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Decade in the 2000’s.

– UNG Athletic Communications 

CHAD HAYNIE // Director of Athletic Communications
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA ATHLETICS

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