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CCC&TI Hires Triplett as First Softball Coach

HUDSON, NC (February 7, 2019) — Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has announced that Hudson native Scott Triplett will join the college’s Athletic Department as Head Softball Coach. The official announcement was made during a press event on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Triplett, a graduate of South Caldwell High School and Appalachian State University, has 15 years of softball coaching experience, most recently as Assistant Coach at South Caldwell High School where he’s served since 2013. Triplett has also provided private hitting and pitching lessons for players throughout the region over the last several years and helped launch an indoor training facility for both softball and baseball players in the community.

In November CCC&TI’s Board of Trustees approved the addition of baseball and softball to the college’s Athletic Department. Both teams are scheduled to begin play in Fall 2019. Competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), conversations are underway to determine in which division Caldwell will compete, but that decision has not yet been made.

“I am so thankful and excited to be given this opportunity with CCC&TI. To start up a program in my hometown and at such a great institution is a dream come true,” said Triplett. “This area has so much softball talent that will now have a real chance to play at the college level, this is truly a sleeping giant that is getting ready to awake.”

Athletic Director Matt Anderson says Triplett’s experience and his connections in the community make him the right coach to launch the program. “We are so excited to name Scott Triplett as our head softball coach. Scott brings a wealth of softball knowledge and experience to our institution. He has played a major part in building one of the top high school programs in the state at South Caldwell and we look forward to him bringing that same culture to our program,” said Anderson. “He has worked with some of the top softball prospects in our area and knows what it takes to play at the college level. Ultimately our vision is to build a program that competes on a national level. That will take some time and it will be a process, but we have the right person in place to eventually get us to that point.”

Triplett plans to hit the ground running with recruiting and team-building. “I look forward to getting out and recruiting immediately. We will be recruiting not only the athlete, but also the student. Good character will be a requirement for our student athletes as they will be visible representatives of the college and the community,” said Triplett. “I wish we could be on the field tomorrow, but we will begin the building process today and lay a foundation for success.”

Triplett and wife, Tracie, live in Granite Falls with their daughters Lainey and Allie.

For more information on CCC&TI Athletic programs, contact Athletic Director Matt Anderson at 828-726-2606 or manderson@cccti.edu.