|Title:||Head Softball Coach|
John Brackett enters his 22nd season as head softball coach at North Carolina Wesleyan College and fourth as Academic Advisor for the Department of Athletics. Prior to accepting his advising position, Brackett served as head women's basketball coach for 20 seasons, compiling a program-best 193 victories. He also holds the career wins mark in softball, having amassed 401 victories, three regular season titles, and three league tourney championships.
In softball, Brackett was named Conference Coach of the Year in 1996 after leading the Battling Bishops to their third straight regular season conference championship. He went on to earn East Region Coach of the Year accolades in 1998 after helping Wesleyan to a program-best 31-13 overall record and the team's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Coach Brackett's teams made it to the NCAA Regional Final in both 1998 and 1999 and narrowly missed the opportunity to compete in the College World Series. In 1997, 1998, and 1999, North Carolina Wesleyan was ranked both regionally and nationally.
In 2006 and 2007, Brackett led NCWC to back-to-back 20-win seasons and coached the program's first All-American selection in the form of Ashlee Bass. At the 2009 USA South Conference Tournament, his Bishops made their second semifinal appearance in four years.
A native of Mechanicsville, Virginia, Brackett is an alum of North Carolina Wesleyan. He graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1988 after a four-year career with the Bishop men's basketball team.
He and his wife, Suzanne, have two children: Michael and Ashlee. The family currently resides in Rocky Mount.
SOFTBALL ACCOMPLISHMENTS UNDER JOHN BRACKETT
Conference Regular Season and/or
1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999
NCAA Tournament Regional
1993, 1997, 2000, 2001
1997, 1998, 1999
1997, 1998, 1999
* Best Record: 31-13 (1998)
* Numerous players named All-Conference, All-Tournament, and All-Region
* Numerous players named Academic All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American