Sharon Bailey

Player Profile        

Mooresville, North Carolina

“Race City USA”

(Charlotte, NC area)

Current Positions: 2009     
Head Coach: Carolina Comets Organization

Pitching Coach: All Ages (athletes bi-weekly)

Batting Coach:  All Ages

Assistant Coach: Lake Norman High School “

                Former Positions     
Assistant Coach: Appalachian State University

Assistant Coach: South Iredell High School

Head Coach: Carolina Comets

Pitching Coach: All Ages        

Batting Coach:  All Ages        


Sharon Bailey is in her 18th season of managing women’s softball programs. Sharon was head coach for 14 years.  Under her direction, success has become an institution. Many senior Carolina Comet’s have earned athletic scholarships.

In 2001, under the direction of Appalachian State’s Willie Rucker, former professional head coach of the Carolina Diamonds, Sharon assisted Rucker in accomplishing the fundamentals in transitioning from professional to college level for: ASU’s women’s softball “start-up” program. Her complete knowledge of rules and regulations, extensive winning record,  technical ” eye” for player evaluation, expertise teaching fundamentals, personal-player communication (ages 8-18) and most-of-all, love for the game, makes her one of the most accomplished coaches in fastpitch today!
Sharon “connects” in communicating with players and “brings out their best”. The players and parents always know where she stands, Sharon is fair and as she puts it: “there is no “I” in TEAM”. Sharon is an expert communicator and her experience is invaluable for recruiting players from the: AAU, ASA, NSA, and USSSA leagues.  After finishing fourth in the NSA World Series Eastern Regional, the Carolina Comets ten and under team finished the 2001 season by: winning an automatic bid, with eleven other finalists to the inaugural NSA Fastpitch Super World Series, Kansas City, MO. Sharon Bailey, truly a professional!

A Closer Look Into the Softball World of Sharon Bailey

1. Began coaching softball in 1990

2. Head coach of Davidson, NC Recreational League 1993-1994 for: 8 u slow pitch.

3. Head Coach Travel-Select team 1994 Carolina Panthers 8 u slow pitch; 8u NC USSSA STATE Champions.

4. Head Coach Davidson, NC Recreational league 1995-1996 10 u Slow pitch.

5. Head Coach Travel select team 1995-1996 WD construction 10 u slow pitch; 10 u NC NSA STATE  CHAMPIONS.1995 Final,

    NC TOP 10, State Rankings 4th.

6. Head Coach Brawley Middle school team fast pitch.1996-1998 undefeated 1996, 1997 2nd, 1998 undefeated.

7. Head Coach Davidson, NC Recreational League 1997-1998 12 u Fast pitch.

8. Head Coach Travel select team 1997-1998 Carolina Comets 12 u Fast pitch; Silver Medallist ASA STATE GAMES OF NC,


9. Head coach Davidson, NC Recreational League 1999 14 u fastpitch.

10 Head coach Travel select team 1999 Carolina Comets 14 u fast pitch.

11. Asst Coach South Iredell High school 2000 - 2001 conference champions; 2nd round state play-offs.

12. Head coach Travel select team 2000 Carolina Comets 16 u fast pitch.

13. Held Softball Clinic for Mallard Creek, Cornelius, NC Recreational League.

14. Head coach Travel select team 2001Carolina Comets 18 u fast pitch.

15. Assistant coach Appalachian State University under Willie Rucker.

16. Carolina Comets 18 u ASA STATE GAMES OF NC Bronze Medallist, Recruiting tournament 4th out of 40 teams.

16. Assistant coach South Iredell High school 2001-2002.

17. Private pitching and batting lessons 1994-2003 for individuals and team organizations.

18. Carolina Comets Organization: 12u, 16u and 18u.

19. Assistant coach Lake Norman High School 2003.

20. Carolina Comets 18u AAU State Champions 2003.

21. Carolina Comets 18u 2nd Place AAU National Championship.

22. Carolina Comets 18u placed 17th 2003 NSA World Series.

23. 2003-NSA VIP Award for 10 Years dedication to NSA Girls Fast Pitch as a Coach, Parent and Teacher.

24. 2004 18 Under AAU Softball Coach of The Year.

25. 2005 was another great year for all Carolina Comet Teams.

26. 2006 Sharon stopped coaching Carolina Comets Team. There are several Carolina Comets Teams playing under various coaches.

27. 2007 Sharon will continue to teach pitching and hitting.

28. 2008 Sharon is an Assistant Coach at Lake Norman HS. She will continue to teach pitching and hitting.

29. 2009 Sharon will continue to teach pitching and hitting.

30. 2009 Sharon Bailey was inducted into the NSA Hall of Fame.