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Courtney Breault finished her third season as Assistant Coach for Clemson Softball in 2022. Breault works primarily with the Tigers’ infielders and offense and will also serve as recruiting coordinator and coordinator of camps and clinics. Clemson Head Coach John Rittman on July 10, 2018. In the third year of the program, Breault continued to help guide Clemson to new heights by making the program’s first Super Regional appearance after earning the first national seed and hosting a Regional. Early in the season, the Tigers upset then-No. 6 Washington, 2-0, at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational for the program’s first top-10 win. Clemson followed that by playing their 100th game in program history against Illinois on March 13. The Tigers won with a 4-0 victory to tie Clemson women’s tennis for the most wins through a program’s first 100 games with a 78-22 record. The Tigers continued to reach new levels by winning their 100th game in only 130 games on May 1 with a 3-2 win against Georgia Tech on Senior Day to become the second-fastest program at Clemson to reach 100 wins trailing only women’s tennis (128). The Tigers were ACC Tournament Runner-Ups after defeating then-No. 19 Notre Dame and then-No. 2 Virginia Tech in the first two rounds before falling in the championship game to then-No. 3 Florida State. The upset win over Virginia Tech marks Clemson softball’s highest victory over a ranked opponent in program history. The hot streak continued for Clemson entering postseason as the Tigers earned the No. 10 national seed for the NCAA softball tournament. The No. 10 Tigers welcomed No. 17 Auburn, Louisiana and UNCW for the Clemson Regional and made a clean sweep in three games by shutting out all three programs and run-ruling UNCW and Louisiana to advance to the Stillwater Super Regional. Clemson finished the year with five All-ACC team selections, and Valerie Cagle was named an NFCA First Team All-American, the second NFCA All-America honor of her career. In the second season and first complete year, Breault helped propel Clemson to even higher heights as the Tigers became ACC Regular Season Champions after posting a 29-5 ACC record and winning seven ACC series, including six series sweeps. The Tigers were ACC Tournament Runner-Ups after shutting out both Georgia Tech and then-No. 20 Virginia Tech in the first two rounds before dropping the championship game to then-No. 21 Duke. Clemson continued to have a historic start making its first postseason appearance at the Tuscaloosa Regional and defeating Troy, 8-0, in a run-rule victory to open postseason. The Tigers finished the season with a 44-8 record and the sixth-best WL Percentage in the NCAA (.846). The Tigers finished with six individuals earning nine All-ACC team selections following the regular season, including three on the first team. Redshirt freshman Valerie Cagle and freshman McKenzie Clark were both named to NFCA All-Region teams, and Cagle picked up the program’s first All-American honors. Breault helped transcend Clemson Softball into a nationally-respected program in its inaugural season. Breault helped guide Clemson, which was predicted to finish in 10th in the conference, according to the 2020 ACC preseason poll, to a 19-8 overall record, including 5-1 in ACC play. The Tigers, who won both of their ACC series against Virginia and Pitt, won 11 of their final 12 games before the 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). On March 3, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the first-year program received votes (10) in the fifth edition of the 2020 USA Today/NFCA D1 Top 25 Coaches Poll. The announcement came after Clemson defeated then-No. 14 Georgia, 4-1, on Feb. 26 at Clemson Softball Stadium before sweeping the Cavaliers to win its first-ever ACC series. Before arriving to Clemson, Breault served as an assistant coach under Jamieson at Furman from 2014-17, during which time the Paladins achieved three-straight 30-win seasons from 2015-17, and claimed a share of the SoCon Championship in 2017. In her three seasons, Paladin players were named SoCon Player of the Year (2015), Pitcher of the Year (2017) and Freshman of the Year (2017), while earning numerous all-conference accolades. Breault also helped coach Furman’s single-season home run record holder (2016) and the school’s career home run record holder (2015-17). In addition to coaching, Breault was responsible for the Furman program’s budget, travel, scheduling and equipment. She also assisted with scholarship allocation and coordinated all multi-team tournaments hosted by the Paladins. The native of Roseville, California played for Nebraska in 2012 and 2013, where she was a two-time All-Big Ten Second-Team selection and a three-time member of the Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. As a senior in 2013, Breault led the Cornhuskers to a berth in the Women’s College World Series, the program’s first WCWS appearance in 10 years. Breault began her collegiate softball career at Arkansas, where she played two seasons for the Razorbacks in 2010 and 2011, during which time Jamieson served as an assistant coach. She was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2010 and was a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection. Breault graduated from Nebraska in 2013 with a degree in Business Management. Breault continued her education and graduated with a Master’s in Athletic Leadership from Clemson in 2021.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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