Bruce R. Weckworth
Weckworth - the all-time winningest coach in Curry softball history - embarks on his 16th season at the helm in 2011 after guiding his 2010 Colonels to a 19-21 overall record, 13-11 conference record, and #6 seed in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Tournament.
Weckworth surpassed the 300 career-win milestone on April 11, 2008 and now owns an outstanding 15-year record of 355-241-5 (.595).
While his squads have averaged nearly 24 victories per season during the past decade, Weckworth - currently the Colonels' longest-serving head coach - has led Curry to three 30-win campaigns (2004, 2005, 2007) in the past seven years. In 2007, the Colonels posted a 30-16 record overall and a 17-5 mark in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play. Curry advanced to the CCC semi-finals, but fell just shy of a conference title.
The 2006 team had a 26-20 record overall and a 15-7 mark in CCC play. Curry once again advanced to the CCC finals but came up short with a heartbreaking loss in the final inning of the championship game.
The 2005 team had a 33-11 record overall and a 16-6 mark in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play. Curry advanced deep into the conference tournament before falling in the semi-final round. Still, the Colonels were selected as the #1 seed in the ECAC Division III New England Tournament. Weckworth's team hosted eighth-seeded Western Connecticut in a first-round game, but came up on the short end of a 3-0 score.
Weckworth guided his 2004 squad to a 36-win campaign - establishing a school record for victories in a season. Curry advanced to the CCC finals against Endicott, but fell just shy of a conference title after a gut-wrenching 1-0 loss in 10 innings. Still, Weckworth's squad was selected to play in the ECAC Division III Tournament and finished as the 10th-ranked team in the final 2004 NEISCA poll. For the third time since 1996, Weckworth was named as the CCC "Coach of the Year."
In Weckworth's inaugural season, the Colonels finished 27-7 - winning at that time the most games of any athletic team in school history. A year later, he led his squad to 23 victories and first-ever CCC championship, and received his first of three "Coach of the Year" honors. In 1998, the Colonels captured another crown as the #3 seed in the conference tournament. In 1999, Weckworth took his squad to a fourth-consecutive championship game, and was honored once again as "Coach of the Year."
The 1982 Curry graduate began his softball coaching career at Mt. Ida College with a four-year stint as an assistant, before returning to his alma mater in the same capacity in 1994.
After a 21-year career in Curry's Admissions Office, Weckworth joined the Athletics Department full-time in 2003 as Student-Athlete Recruitment and Welfare Coordinator. He now assists all Colonels' head coaches with recruiting and focuses on the retention of current student-athletes.
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