Head Coach
David Williams

David Williams is in his first season as head coach of the Presbyterian College softball program, having taken over in June of 2018. He is the ninth coach in PC’s softball history.

Williams spent seven years as the head softball coach at Morehead State. The Greensboro, N.C., native guided the Eagles to Ohio Valley Conference tournament appearances in five of the past six seasons.

Williams led the Eagles to five seasons with more than 22 wins. Morehead State posted a winning record the last two years, for the first time since 2010. Five players earned OVC All-Conference honors the last three seasons. His Eagles were successful in the classroom as well, with his teams never registering under a 3.3 GPA. The Eagles carried a combined GPA of at least a 3.4 the last four seasons.

In 2013, the Eagles finished with the 22nd best batting average in the nation. He coached Chelsea McManaway, who was third in the nation in 2017 in shutouts. She was seventh in the nation this past season in strikeouts.

In 2018, the Eagles finished with 28 wins and an upset win over Southeast Missouri in the OVC Tournament. The 28 wins were the most since the 2009 season.

Williams led the softball program at Mars Hill for six seasons and saw unprecedented success. The Lions had five consecutive winning seasons and earned a trip to the NCAA Division II Regionals in 2010. While leading the Lions, Williams earned 2007 South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honors. His 2007, 2008 and 2010 teams finished the year ranked among the top-10 in the region. In 2010, his Mars Hill team ranked second in the nation in defense.

All six of his Mars Hill teams combined for 3.0 grade point averages or better. His 2010 team posted a 3.54 mark to rank as the highest GPA of any team sport in the SAC.

In 13 seasons as a head coach, Williams has amassed a 336-323-1 overall record. He has coached one All-American, one Academic All-American, seven All-Region Selections, 14 All-Conference Selections, one South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, one South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, five Academic All-Region Selections, and two South Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year Selections.

Prior to leading Mars Hill, Williams spent three seasons as the head softball coach at Western Guilford High School. He also led the North Carolina Sun Devils 18-and-under fast-pitch softball travel team.

Williams, who graduated from Guilford College with a degree in management, played baseball at Belmont Abbey (N.C.) in 1996 and 1997 and Emory and Henry (Va.) in 1998.

He and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter, Adley, and two sons, Brantley and Berkley.

Assistant Coach
Shelby Petik

Shelby Petik is in her first year as assistant coach at Presybterian College in 2018, after serving as volunteeer assistant in 2015.

From Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Petik helped lead Furman to a 41-15 record in 2018, and assisted NCAA Division II Coker to a 41-17 mark in 2017. She concluded her playing career at PC as one of the most prolific hitters, after breaking career records in home runs and RBI. She spent all four years top five on the team in batting average, slugging and on base percentage, runs scored, hits, and RBI.

The multiple Big South Player-of-the-Week and All-Conference honoree eclipsed 100 hits (179), 100 RBI (122) and 100 runs (100) to become the first Blue Hose to reach the milestone in all three categories. She is also tops at PC in career doubles (39), home runs (24), total bases (294), and walks (85). Petik left as the PC leader in most games played (207) and started in every game she played in all four years.

A member of the Provost and Deans Lists, as well as the Psi Chi Honor Society, Petik graduated PC in May, 2015, with a degree in Psychology.

Assistant Coach
Mikayla Cooper

Mikayla Cooper is in her first year as assistant coach at Presbyterian College in 2019. Her primary duties will include working with the team’s catchers and assisting with infield/hitting.

Cooper comes to PC after one season as an assistant coach at Chadron State College where she assisted in raising the team’s batting average, runs, hits, doubles, on base percentage and fielding percentage from the previous season.

Cooper was a standout player for Ohio University from 2015-18, starting 221-of-223 games. The Bobcats advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament Finals three consecutive seasons, 2016-18, with Cooper starting at first and leading off for the 2018 MAC Tournament Champions. Her senior season Ohio also won the MAC regular season title. She earned All-MAC First Team honors her junior and senior seasons as well as All-Tournament honors in 2016. Cooper was an impact player on the 2017 team that won a program record 42 games.

The native of Delaware, Ohio, graduated from Ohio in 2018 with a degree in recreation management and minors in business administration/coaching education. She is currently working on a masters degree in sports management from Chadron State.