Head Coach Tom Spencer

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Tom Spencer is entering his ninth season and second tenure as the Baldwin Wallace's Head Softball Coach in 2012. He is coming off the best season in Yellow Jackets history and of his career.

Spencer and his outstanding staff of assistant coaches, Joe Yocabet and Gary Saunders, were named as the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year.  This is the second time that Spencer has been honored by the OAC. He was also named the 2001 OAC Coach of the Year.

Spencer and his staff have led the Yellow Jackets to the 2011 OAC Tournament title, a 28-11 overall record and a NCAA Division III National Tournament berth. The 28 victories tied the school record for wins in a season, which was first set in 1992 under the legendary Marcia French and tied for the first time in 2001 under Spencer.

Tom Spencer Numbers
Career Record (13 Seasons):
301-250-1 (.545)
Overall Record at BW: 162-119 (.576)
OAC Record: 67-57 (.540)
OAC Coach of the Year: 2001 and 2011
Years at BW Eight (two stints)

Spencer also served as head coach from 2000-2002 and returned to BW in 2007-08 as the head coach and a professor in the Division of Health and Physical Education. In seven total seasons at the College, Spencer has a record of 162-119 for a .576 winning percentage. In 13 total seasons as a head coach, he has a career record of 300-248-1 with a .547 winning percentage, including a 51-94-1 mark at NCAA Division I Butler (Ind.) University and an 88-37 mark in three seasons at NAIA Notre Dame College (Ohio).

In Spencer's first tenure at BW, the Yellow Jackets won 20 games each year.  Overall, his teams were 70-52. In addition to coaching softball at the College, Spencer was the Head Women's Golf Coach and served as an assistant women�s basketball coach.

With the BW women�s hoops team, Spencer served as Cheri Harrer�s main assistant and helped BW  to five consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III National Tournament, including two straight �Elite Eight� finishes.

As women�s golf coach, Spencer began the program, led it to a No.3 regional ranking in its first season and then to consecutive appearances at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

In 2002, Spencer left BW to coach for three seasons at Butler (2002-2004) and helped to rebuild the Butler program into a winner before leaving the program on solid footing. Spencer�s intent was to come home to the Greater Cleveland area with his family and then coached at Notre Dame College (Ohio) for three seasons (2005-2007) and turned the Falcon program into a winner. When the opportunity to return to BW presented itself in 2008, he returned to his roots in Berea.

Spencer earned a bachelor�s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1984 and a teaching certificate from Cleveland State University in 1988. Prior to BW, he served as a teacher and softball and basketball coach at Fairview High School.


Spencer Headlines:

BW Softball Coaches Named Ohio Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year (Posted on May 9, 2011)

This page was last updated on January 24, 2012.


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