April 19, 2007
Former Florida State softball All-American Susan Painter, the head coach at Gulf Coast Community College, will serve as the co-head coach for the United States contingency at the 2007 the World University Games to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, August 8-18, 2007.
The eighth winningest active softball coach in NJCAA history going into the 2007 season, Painter recently eclipsed the 600 career win mark. As a highly successful player, she was honored with induction into the Florida State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. While at FSU she won AIAW National Championships in 1981 and 1982, was an All-American in 1982 and 1983 as well as team MVP.
Hired as head coach at Duluth (GA) High School, Painter taught and coached there for seven years. She joined the staff at Gulf Coast Community College in 1993 as a slowpitch coach and took the program into the fastpitch era in 1995.
In March of 2005, Painter was recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for her 500th career win. She recently began her 15th season at the helm of the Lady Commodores and currently sports a 681-195 overall coaching record. She has taken Gulf Coast to the NJCAA National Championship three times in her career.
She will be joined on the coaching staff by co-head coach Beth Keylon-Randolph (Chattanooga State Community Technical College) as well as assistant coach Jean Musgjerd (Rochester Community Technical College).