When Male High School softball looks to defend its state and national championship in 2020, they will have a new leader to help them try and accomplish that feat.
Josh Bloomer has resigned as head coach to take an assistant coaching position at Duke as the hitting coach, he confirmed to the Courier Journal Wednesday.
By far one of the most accomplished softball coaches the state has seen, Bloomer’s numbers speak for themselves.
- 458-147-4 coaching record in 15 seasons
- .755 winning percentage
- 11 regional championships
- Six state championship game appearances
- Two state championships (2012 at Mercy and 2019 at Male)
- One national championship
Bloomer’s 2019 Male softball team was his best. Finishing with a 39-0 record and the program’s first state championship, the team was crowned national champs by USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Super 25. No school in the history of Kentucky has finished the softball season ranked number one in the nation.
The next head coach of the Bulldogs will inherit the preseason favorite to repeat as champs after only losing one senior from this past season.
- 458 wins is seventh all-time for Kentucky softball coaches
- One of two coaches in fastpitch history to win a state title going undefeated
- 11-0 in regional championship games
- Second all-time in state championship game appearances as a head coach
- Second coach in history to win a title at two different schools