Abby Bolton begins her second year as Head Coach of the Lady Bears Softball team. Prior to BRCC, Bolton was the Head Coach for one year at Seward County. She had spent the previous 9 years as the assistant coach at Seward County.
In her first year as Head Coach at Seward, Bolton, led the Lady Saints to a 38-21 records, while winning a program record 22 Jayhawk Conference games. The Lady Saints reached the Region VI championship game for the eighth time in eleven years, before falling to Butler. By the end of her first head coaching season, she helped place 10 Lady Saints to the All-Jayhawk team, which tied a conference record.
The Lady Saints have averaged just a tick under 40 wins in Bolton’s ten seasons in the green and white and she watched as 46 players have been named to the Jayhawk West All- Conference Team.
Bolton, a 2003 graduate of Seward County Community College, re- joined her Alma mater after one season as the assistant coach at Dodge City Community College. Seward County , coach Andrea Gustafson welcomed Bolton back to the program where she had coached Bolton during her first years as Head coach in 2003.
While at Dodge, Bolton helped lead the Conqs program to 16 wins in 2008, which included a third-place finish in the NJCAA D-II West Sub-Region regular season standing. The Lady Conquistadors opened the post-season with a victory over Labette before being eliminated with loses against Crowley and Coffeyville.
Before starting her collegiate coaching career in 2007-2008, Bolton was an admissions coordinator at Seward County Community College from 2006-2007.
Bolton remains in three Seward County softball all-time single season record books, including 7th in doubles (20), 11th in base hits (70), and 11th in runs scored (53). She earned an associates of science while at Seward before she left to competed her schooling and athletic career at Friends University.
Abby Bolton is originally from Colorado Springs, and she completed her Bachelor’s degree at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.