BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern softball program will host Rick Pauly, ASA All-American men's pitcher and one of the top pitching instructors in the nation, at its clinics on June 28 and 29.
Pauly will present an instructors and coaches clinic on June 28 at 7 p.m., and a pitching clinic for intermediate to advanced pitchers on June 29 at 11 a.m.
A former ASA All-American, Pauly's fastpitch roots go back to his playing days with his home town team in Wisconsin, the Menomonie Blues, and progressed through his days of playing with the nationally recognized and ASA National Champion Madison Farm team.
As a player, Pauly competed in 11 ASA or ISC National and World Tournaments and additionally competed with his Madison Farm teammates at the US Olympic Festival Games in 1987& 1991. While still competing Pauly was also a State ASA Fastpitch Player Representative in Wisconsin and was also instrumental in the formation of The Western Wisconsin ISC Travel League.
Since the completion of his playing days he has been involved in coaching fastpitch at all levels of the game. Focusing primarily on pitching he has coached at the 14U,16U,18U, & 18Gold levels of travel ball spending many years with the nationally ranked Lil' Saints of Phoenix, Ariz. He has assisted two nationally ranked high school programs in Phoenix, Ariz. and recently was the head coach at Spartanburg Methodist College where he guided the team to the Junior College World Series in 2008 and 2009. In July of 2009 he accepted the job as the Pitching Coach at the University of South Carolina.
In his efforts to service all levels of the game, Rick has served as the President of the Fastpitch Division of the Mountain Pointe Little League Association and also as the President of the Fastpitch Division of the Ahwatukee Little League Association. in Phoenix, Ariz.
Pauly is a high level softball pitching clinician and through his individual teaching has helped many pitching students progress to the collegiate level.