Jamie Grodecki enters her eighth season as the Bobcats' head coach, quickly establishing a Southeast Region power.
The 2016 season provided back-to-back 40-win seasons for the first time in program history, as the 2016 senior class became the winningest in program history. The Bobcats advanced to the NCAA Regional and fell on championship day. The Bobcats had four All-Southeast Region players, with four making the All-PBC roster as well. Two Bobcats also earned Academic All-District honors. Grodecki's Bobcats led the PBC in runs scored and finished fourth in ERA. The team also finished tops in on-base percentage, and second in the league in both batting average and slugging.
In 2015, the Bobcats set a school record in victories with 47, appeared in every NFCA National Poll during the season, hosted and won a branch of the NCAA Southeast Regional and appeared in the school’s first NCAA Super Regional round. Grodecki is 211-163 at four-year schools, including a 158-104 mark at Georgia College.
Coach Grodecki has put the Bobcats back on the championship path. She has taken a team that posted a 13-32 record one year prior to her arrival and turned them into a perennial top-25 squad. The past three seasons have seen plenty of success, making it to the NCAA Regional Tournament for three-straight years and ranking as high as #6 in the NFCA poll.
In 2015, the Bobcats went 47-11 with a 19-5 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) mark, at one point going on a 19-1 streak, including reaching as high as #6 in the NFCA National Poll. The Bobcats put a school record five players on the All-PBC teams, with pitchers Marisa Boyette and Carly Lewis, outfielder Danielle Bernstein and utility Abi LeRoy all earning All-Region honors as well. Grodecki won her 200th game as a coach at four-year schools during the season.
Ending the 2014 season at the NCAA Regional tournament, the Bobcats finished 34-16 overall and 13-9 in the PBC. Grodecki's squad made their mark and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Southeast Regional.
Grodecki became the third coach in Georgia College history to earn the honor of PBC Coach of the Year in 2013. In her career at Georgia College, Grodecki has coached one NFCA/Daktronics All-American, 21 All-Conference players, 19 All-Region players, and one Academic All-American.
Grodecki spent three seasons as head softball coach at St. Petersburg College prior to joining Bobcat nation. Over those three seasons, she placed second in the Suncoast Conference and earned bids to the FCCAA State Tournament three years in a row. She compiled a 102-51-1 (.666) record in her three years overseeing the program. While at SPC she had a number of athletes attain academic and athletic recognition, including a team GPA of 3.2 or higher each year and numerous All-Conference Academic team selections. On the field in three years she had over 20 1st & 2nd team All-Conference Selections and two All-State Members.
Prior to her arrival at St. Petersburg, she coached for six years at the Division I and II levels. At Southern Arkansas University she was the head coach for two seasons, leading her team to the conference tournament in both seasons with an overall 53-58 record. She also spent two years as an assistant coach at Delta State University working with infield, hitting instruction, and the strength and conditioning program, helping guide Delta State to the 2005 Gulf South Conference (GSC) West Division championship and tournament finals. Before her time on the Delta State staff, Grodecki was an assistant at the University of Alabama-Birmingham from 2001-03, working with the outfield and in-state recruiting.
Grodecki was a two-sport athlete at Alabama-Huntsville, competing in softball from 1995-2000 and volleyball from 1995-99. She was a member of three GSC Champion softball teams (1996, 1999 and 2000) with four regional appearances and a College World Series appearance in 1999. She received her B.B.A. from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and her M.Ed. in Physical Education from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
A native of Huntsville, Alabama, she is married to Andrew Grodecki. The Grodeckis have a daughter Alison and they live in Milledgeville.