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Harry Backhurst

I endeavor to use my experience and talents to positively impact youth through building team spirit, respect,self-confidence and skills for winning success in softball…and life.

- Motivated professional offering a dedicated work ethic with deep personal commitment to educating and mentoring youth
- Experienced, well-trained and skilled in the latest teaching methods currently used in fast-pitch softball
- Exceptional hitting instruction experience and reputation
- Proven coaching success in team building (middle & high school), skills development and preparation for college athlesathletics
- Wide network | relationships with collegiate coaches nationally


TSSAA Coaches Certification: 2005
National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA): member 2005-present
NFCA National Fast Pitch Coaches College: Two-Star Master Coach Certification 2012
National Federation of High School Coaches (NHFS): Coaches First Aid Certification 2005
National Federation of High School Coaches (NHFS): Coaching Principles 2005


Backhurst Softball 1994-present – Trained/prepared many youth for recruitment to college teams

The Yard – Director of Softball: 2000-2004

Competitive Fast Pitch Softball Coach: 1994-1999 – 4 State Championships, 2 National Tournaments

Advanced Skills Camp Instructor: 1996-present – University of Tennessee and other Division I, II and III universities and colleges throughout the south

Christian Academy of Knoxville, Head Softball Coach: September 2009 – present – Winner of AA District, Runner-Up Regional, Sub-State Winner, Placed 4th in State: 2012

Gibbs High School, Offensive/Assistant Softball Coach 2007-2009 – State tournament each year, broke all previous offensive stats

Webb School of Knoxville, Assistant Softball Coach 2004-2006 – State tournament, 4 Division I collegiate scholarships