Fastpitch Online Showcase is your recruiting edge! We give you the edge on marketing yourself to potential colleges. Unlike any other recruiting site we have the background and knowledge of what it take to be a Collegiate Softball Player. Our Staff includes Kim Gwydir a former DI softball head coach. In addition to her work with Fastpitch Online Showcase, Kim is a top- notch softball instructors currently developing young girls into talented collegiate softball players.

Kim Gwydir
 
Kim has an extensive coaching background. It starts with being the first female varsity baseball coach in the NY Catholic HS Baseball League in 1988 when she worked at St. Anthony’s HS on Long Island. Coach Gwydir also was the founder and first 18 and under coach for the Long Island Chargers Junior Olympic fastpitch softball organization and built it into the premier softball organization in the area. Kim was inducted into the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame May, 2006 for her work with youth fastpitch softball on Long Island. After guiding the LIU- CW Post fastpitch softball team to a regional berth, Kim moved to Florida in 1998 and started the softball program at Florida International University and became their first Head Coach. At FIU she amassed over 440 victories and achieved several NCAA top 25 rankings.
 
Currently, Coach Gwydir works with the Gold Coast Hurricanes Junior Olympic 18 gold fastpitch softball team who were the ASA Gold National Champions in 2008 after finishing 3rd in 2007. In addition, Kim is the pitching coach at 2008 State Champion American Heritage High School. Kim is also owner and lead instructor of "
On The Rise Softball" a thriving softball instructional business in Broward County FL. In addition to her work with youth softball, Kim is a full time faculty member in the mathematics department at the University of Miami.
 
Kim has instructed many top softball players including a USA Olympian and several members of the Canadian National Team Program as well as many All State and All County award winners.
 
Kim Gwydir’s Collegiate Resume
 
L.I.U. – C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, New York 
NCAA Division II Program
Head Softball Coach, 1994 – 1997
·        NCAA Division II – Conference Champions 1994, regular season champions 1996-1997, member – Northeast Regional Ranking Committee 1994-1997
·        NYCAC conference “Coach of the Year” 1997
·        NFCA Northeast Region “Coach of the Year” 1997
·        NCAA Tournament appearance 1997
·        Top Ten National Ranking 1997
·        Conference mark of 19-0 in 1997 (first time in conference history)
·        Named NFCA Team of Academic Excellence 1994-1995
·        Three Academic All-Americans, first softball All-American in school history, and many All-Region and All-Conference Awards
·        Team was featured in Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Newsday, New York Times, Cable TV’s Newsport, Fastpitch World Magazine, News 12
 
Florida International University, Miami, Florida. 
Head Softball Coach 1997 – 2007
NCAA Division I program
·        Started program from scratch    in fall of 1997
·        Amassed over 440 collegiate victories
·        First Top 25 National ranking 2001
·        Sunbelt Conference “Coach of the Year” 2003
·        Runner up Sunbelt Conference Championship 2003 and 2006
·        NCAA Regional participant 2003
·        Multiple All-Conference Award winnings including nine in 2003
·        Trans America Athletic Conference “Coach of the Year” 1998
·        Atalanta Award for best New Program 1998
·        Four team members awarded the prestigious Judy Blucker Award for excellence in athletics and academics
·        Midwest Regional Ranking Committee 2004 – 2007
·        Member NFCA Top 25 Ranking Committee 2004-2005
·        Featured speaker at FHSAA High School Coaches State Convention 2001-2007