LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NFCA is pleased to announce Abbie Millete of Seminole State College of Florida is the 2022 recipient of the Geri Ann Glasco Memorial Scholarship, created in partnership with the Natasha Watley Foundation and the Glasco family. Millete will receive funding to attend the 2022 NFCA National Convention, Dec. 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas.
The scholarship is awarded to a female member coach in her first five years of coaching who shows a commitment to growing the game of fastpitch in her community and has a need for financial assistance to attend the Convention. It is dedicated to remembering Glasco, an aspiring coach and elite former student-athlete, who lost her life on Jan. 24, 2019 in Lafayette, La.
Millete was hired this summer as an assistant coach (first-ever paid) at Seminole State, following her time at Tallahassee Community College. During her time at TCC, Millete worked with pitchers, catchers and hitters. She coached 23 NJCAA All-Academic members, 32 FCSAA All-Academic members, and 40 Panhandle All-Academic members, along with 10 All-Panhandle Conference members, including a Conference Player of the Year and an NJCAA Pitcher of the Week.
Aspiring to be a future head coach, Millete is always striving to learn more, while spreading her knowledge of the game to others. In addition to her coach duties at TCC, she was able to conduct several clinics at the local recreation park for up-and-coming pitchers.
“Growing the game is one of the most important things a young coach can do,” said Millete. “Growing the game in the right way and encouraging young players to use the correct mechanics is crucial in creating a competitive future.”
Millete, who began as a graduate assistant at Piedmont University (MBA), has enjoyed learning from veteran coaches, taking in the game in any way she can to further her knowledge. A magna cum laude graduate of TCC and University of South Carolina Upstate, Milette was an all-conference standout at both her alma maters.
“Recently, I have taken a large pay cut to start coaching at my alma mater, Seminole State,” said Millete. “This school is very near and dear to my heart, as the head coach, Courtney Miller, instills a great culture into her program. My goals are to learn from her and become a great head coach like her. I hope to attend the NFCA Convention to learn more about the game and create a network to help move my players onto the next level.”
Millete will be recognized on Thursday, Dec. 8 during the Convention’s annual mentoring workshop.
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded coaches scholarship program, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from webinars to legal counsel, to in-person events and the National Convention.