LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Just as many collegiate athletic departments and businesses across the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Fastpitch Coaches Association Executive Director Carol Bruggeman announced a operational efficiency plan, which the NFCA Board of Directors approved immediately. Bruggeman will take a 25 percent pay cut, salaried employees will see a 10 percent cut, and hourly employees will have their hours reduced by 10 per week.
“As a non-profit organization, the NFCA is significantly impacted by COVID-19 economic issues,” said Bruggeman. “Even with these budget adjustments, our NFCA team will continue to operate at a high level of service to our membership. We are focused on providing relevant education and important support to our members, while also maintaining fiscal responsibility during these times.”
Since the announcement that spring athletic competitions across the nation, including softball, have been put on hold, the NFCA has been there for its members during this unprecedented time. Committed to member service, the NFCA’s enhanced education has featured two to three webinars (presented by Rapsodo) per week, ranging from Coaching Conversations to financial planning, and continued to produce its weekly podcast, “The Dirt.”
"Times of uncertainty are when leadership is most important, and our entire softball community is grateful to Carol and the NFCA staff for their steady hand,” NFCA Board President and Northwestern University head coach Kate Drohan said. “The NFCA has always been focused on supporting coaches across the nation and maintains an unwavering commitment to delivering on that mission, especially in the midst of these unprecedented circumstances.”
Additionally, the Association, which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, has been keeping everyone informed with regards to collegiate eligibility, aid and recruiting, while rolling out a scheduling assistant for all collegiate and high school coaches.
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