ATLANTA -- Former Presbyterian College pitching coach Amy Dumas has joined the Georgia State softball staff as the team's volunteer pitching coach for the upcoming 2011 season, head coach Bob Heck recently announced.

Dumas comes to the Panthers from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., where she served for one season in the same position. There she helped tutor Leslie Hensley, who led the Blue Hose in wins (9), strikeouts (104) and earned run average (2.63), finishing fifth in the Big South Conference in strikeouts and ERA.

A 2009 graduate of Augusta State, Dumas posted a 17-7 mark with a 2.20 ERA in 2006, earning the Peach Belt Conference's Pitcher of the Year award. She led the nation with 259 strikeouts, whiffing 11.95 batters per seven innings of work. That same season, she notched a .317 batting average, tallying eight doubles to go along with two homers. Dumas also drove in 18 runs.

A two-time Augusta State Female Athlete of the Year award winner, Dumas picked up Peach Belt Pitcher of the Week honors on six occasions. She was also a three-time Peach Belt all-conference selection and a three-time South Atlantic all-region team member. Dumas accounted for 62 wins in the circle for the Lady Jaguars. 

After she completed her eligibility with Augusta State, Dumas stayed on for the 2009 season, managing and instructing pitchers at practice and during competition.

Dumas graduated from Augusta State in August 2009 with a degree in health science. She has already earned a Georgia High School Association certificate, which she received in 2008.

While in high school, Dumas was also a founder and co-owner of Powerline Pitching, providing individual instruction for pitchers with various levels of experience. Since 2003, Dumas has provided individual instruction for numerous pitchers in Augusta and Stockbridge, Ga.

In the fall of 2008, Dumas was the assistant softball coach at Greenbrier H.S., in Evans, Ga. There, she planned and executed daily practices for pitchers while assisting with team management during competition.