May 14, 2013
THE FLATS – The contract of Sharon Perkins, Georgia Tech’s head softball coach of seven years, will not be renewed, athletic director Mike Bobinski confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
“After careful consideration, I have decided it is in the best interest of our softball program to go forward under new leadership,” Bobinski said. “I would like to thank Sharon for her service to Georgia Tech and wish her well in future endeavors.”
Under Perkins, Georgia Tech won three Atlantic Coast Conference championships and advanced to NCAA postseason play six times. Perkins, a three-time ACC Coach of the Year, compiled a record of 290-138 during her tenure.
After posting winning seasons in each of her first six seasons, the 2013 Tech softball team slipped to 25-30 overall, bowing out of the ACC Tournament last week with a first-round loss against North Carolina.
Before coming to Georgia Tech in 2007, Perkins served six years as an assistant and associate head coach at Georgia. In 1999 and 2000, Perkins was an assistant coach at Southern Mississippi.