Lipscomb's Peck named top coach

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:28pm

In her third season as head coach of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team Kristin Peck has earned Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year honors.

Peck was selected for the award by a vote of A-Sun coaches. Peck directed the Lady Bisons to a 16-6 A-Sun record and a 29-24 worksheet overall. The Lady Bisons earned their first ever regular season softball title, tying with Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate. The Lady Bisons are the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament which begins Thursday morning at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.

The Lady Bisons were picked to finish seventh in a preseason poll of conference coaches. Last season they were fifth with a 9-8-1 record.

Peck, 70-76-1 for her career, admitted she was surprised to earn Coach of the Year honors.

"There are so many good coaches in our league," said Peck. "Many of them reached big milestones and I earned my 50th victory this year. I feel a little bit out of my league, but it is an honor that means a lot to me that other coaches recognize the hard work we are putting in and what we are doing as a team."

Peck, who played both softball and volleyball for Lipscomb, was a graduate assistant coach in softball when the Lady Bisons made their first trip to the conference tournament four years ago in Boca Raton, Fla. Peck was hired as the full-time softball coach after receiving her Master's degree from Lipscomb in 2005.

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