Amy Dumas embarks on her fourth season as the Georgia State softball pitching coach. Dumas joined the coaching staff prior to the start of the 2011 season as a volunteer coach before being promoted to a full-time assistant prior to the 2012 season.
In her three seasons, GSU has posted a 110-62 overall record (.640) with all three years of 35 or more wins. Panthers pitcher Kaitlyn Medlam hurled the first solo perfect game in school history with a six-inning gem vs. Georgia Southern. It was the first time a single pitcher had done in at GSU as the staff had combined to do it before.
Four Panther pitchers have earned all-conference honors in the two years under Dumas’ guidance. Kaitlyn Medlam was all-region in 2013 and All-CAA second team. McCall Langford was named to the All-CAA first team in 2011 and Kaitlyn Medlam earned CAA second-team honors in both 2011 and 2012. Langford secured a spot on the NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region team in 2011.
In 2013, Medlam and freshman Katie Worley each won more than 15 games, pitched more than 150-plus innings and had more than 100 strikeouts. Medlam’s 18 wins up her career total to 42 under Dumas’ tutelage, moving the junior into a tie for seventh place all-time heading into her senior season.
Medlam was also named the 2011 CAA Rookie of the Year, while Alana Thomas earned the distinction as the CAA tournament most outstanding performer during the same season. Six CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week awards have been claimed by GSU pitchers during Dumas’ tenure.
Dumas came to Georgia State from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., where she served for one season in as the pitching coach. 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.
Dumas graduated from Augusta State in August 2009 with a degree in health science. She also earned a Georgia High School Association certificate in 2008.