TIFTON— Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College announced today that Fillies Softball
Coach Donna Campbell will retire from coaching at the end the spring 2015 season.
As Campbell enters her twentieth season as the Fillies Softball Coach, she has a lot to
celebrate. Campbell, who has been coaching altogether for thirty seasons, has created a rich
history of success on the softball field.
In her 30 years of coaching, Campbell's teams have won seven state titles and four state
runner-up titles. They have also made five national tournament appearances. In all, Campbell has
had 26 winning seasons in her coaching career.
Twenty years ago, in her first year as a collegiate coach, her ABAC team went 44-12 and
won the 1996 National Junior College Slowpitch Championship. She was named the National
Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Slowpitch Coach of the Year for her success.
In 19 years of coaching fastpitch at ABAC, she has guided her teams to five Georgia
Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) State titles (97, 98, 00, 01, and 02). Campbell was
named GCAA's Fastpitch Coach of the Year in all five of those seasons. She also helped the
Fillies bring home three GCAA State Runner Up finishes, one District C championship, and four
top 16 NJCAA finishes competing in four National Tournaments.
As a former player for Sunbelt/Blaze, Campbell was inducted into the Georgia United
States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Softball Hall of Fame in 1997 and has been named
to All-American teams at past National Tournaments. Campbell retired as an active player
following the 2000 summer season.
In 2012, she was awarded the Easton Victory Club award for earning her 500th college
career win. Campbell's ABAC coaching record is 562 wins and just 394 losses. She has
compiled a career record of 727 wins and 472 losses.
Campbell has served the GCAA for twenty years, ten years as Georgia's Women's
Region Director and 18 years as Softball Chair for Region XVII."Throughout her coaching career, Campbell has maintained a passion for the game she
loves so much. Her philosophy of hard work, commitment, and dedication to her players, along
with loyalty to her program and ABAC, has made her a highly respected and successful college
coach" said Alan Kramer, ABAC Athletic Director.
Although she is retiring her glove and duties as the Fillies Coach, Campbell will continue
at ABAC as a full-time faculty member in the School of Human Sciences.