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Heather Stanfill
Head Coach
Softball Coaches
PHONE: (615) 547-1324 EMAIL: hstanfill@cumberland.edu
Heather Stanfill

Heather Stanfill begins her sixth season as the head softball coach at Cumberland University after leading the Bulldogs to their first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance in 2013.

The Bulldogs posted a 37-22 mark last season, the best record under Stanfill, advancing to the NAIA Championship Opening Round in Beaufort, S.C. CU won its first three games in the Mid-South Conference Tournament, including victories over 25th-ranked Campbellsville University and No. 14 Lindsey Wilson, to earn the conference's second automatic berth into the national tournament.

Stanfill has coached five First Team and nine Second Team All-Conference selections and her players have earned eight Player of the Week and seven Pitcher of the Week honors during her tenure. In addition, 38 student-athletes have been named Conference Scholar-Athletes and 10 have garnered NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades. Also, Allison Blackwood was voted Second Team Capital One Academic All-American in 2012 and earned First Team honors in 2013.

Following a playing career at Austin Peay, Stanfill became an assistant softball coach at her alma mater, where she stayed until taking over at CU in 2008. She played one year of softball and basketball at Dyersburg State Community College before enrolling at APSU.

Stanfill has also coached travel teams and participated in several camps and clinics as an instructor, including those at the University of Tennessee and the Women’s College World Series.

Stanfill earned a bachelor’s in Special Education from Austin Peay in 2004 and received a master’s in Education from APSU in 2008. She is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

Year Position School Record Postseason
2013 Head Coach Cumberland Univ. 37-22 NAIA Championship Opening Round
2012 Head Coach Cumberland Univ. 27-22-1  
2011 Head Coach Cumberland Univ. 31-27  
2010 Head Coach Cumberland Univ. 20-30  
2009 Head Coach Cumberland Univ. 7-32  
2008 Assistant Coach Austin Peay 9-38  
2007 Assistant Coach Austin Peay 27-31  
2006 Assistant Coach Austin Peay 21-30-2  
2005 Assistant Coach Austin Peay 16-37  
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