Josh Bumgarner enters his second season as the head softball coach at Catawba Valley Community College in 2020-21.
Bumgarner led the Red Hawks softball program to an 11-9 overall record and 4-2 record in Region X games during the program's inaugural season. The Red Hawks ranked in the top 15 nationally in 12 different offensive categories, including hits (220 - fifth), batting average (.392 - fifth), slugging (.586 - ninth), RBI (140 - 11th) and home runs (21 - 12th).
A 13-year head coaching veteran, Bumgarner was officially named the first-ever head coach of the Catawba Valley Community College softball program on March 22, 2019.
An Alexander County native and Alexander Central High School graduate, Bumgarner was taught the value of hard work by his father and grandfather, who both worked in the saw mill industry.
Bumgarner's extensive coaching pedigree includes a pair of 3A state championship titles to his resumé in 2013 and 2018 as an assistant softball coach at Alexander Central High School.
The Appalachian State alumnus also has six-year coaching stint at South Iredell High School.
Also not new to starting up softball programs, Bumgarner was the inaugural head coach of the Alexander Central Post 170 softball team during the summer of 2019.