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Cassie Long   |   Head Softball Coach

Alma Mater: Ecclesia College '16

E-mail: clong@ecollege.edu

Coach Cassie Long is now moving towards her third year as Head softball coach. An Arkansas native from Highland, Cassie was promoted to head coach from her previously held assistant position in December 2018.

The 2020 softball campaign was cut short for the Lady Royals but it was not before they made a very distinct mark in their schedule. Their season ended with a posted record of 5-5 with them winning their last five games and losing the other five by a combined 9 runs. The season was looking very promising with the Royals ranked 3rd nationally in batting as a team. They also had a player ranked nationally as 2nd in hitting and 1st in on base percentage. It is truly a shame that we did not get to see this full season of Ecclesia College Softball. It would have been truly special.

The 2018-2019 season saw Coach Long and the Lady Royals finish 13-15 and making it to the NCCAA College World Series for the first time in program history. The Royals earned two All Region Player awards as well as a player receiving an All-Tournament Team Award at the World series

In addition to her softball duties, she serves as an assistant basketball coach. Cassie is from Highland, Arkansas where she attended Highland High School and played basketball, softball, and tennis.

When asked what keeps her coming back to Ecclesia, Coach Long said, “Family. Ecclesia College is more than education, work-learning, and athletics. Everyone is in each other’s corner.”

Cassie first came to Ecclesia as a student athlete in 2012, which is also the year Ecclesia announced the start of the softball program. During her four years at EC, she was a four year starter and played outfield, second base, and catcher. She also played basketball her junior and senior years.

Cassie graduated from Ecclesia in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Christian Leadership with minors in Sport Management and Biblical Studies. She currently attends Shiloh Community Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.