Bonnie Bynum enters her second season as head coach of the Tennessee Tech softball team after leading the Golden Eagles to a 22-28 overall record in 2013 with an 11-11 Ohio Valley Conference mark. The season culminated in Tech’s 19th all-time appearance in the OVC Tournament.
Bynum was named Tennessee Tech’s softball team’s head coach on January 17, 2013, replacing Tory Acheson who resigned following 14 seasons at the Golden Eagle helm.
The most successful pitcher in Ohio Valley Conference history,
Bynum returned in May to her alma mater as assistant coach after
five seasons on the Western Kentucky University softball coaching
She worked the past five seasons with the pitching staff at WKU, culminating in all-region and all-Sun Belt Conference honors for the team’s ace.
Bynum currently holds every OVC pitching record except one (which is held by another former Tech pitcher), and was twice named as Tech’s Outstanding Female Athlete. A two-time OVC Pitcher of the Year in 2006 and 2007, she was a three-time first-team all-OVC selection. She also won three consecutive OVC Tournament MVP honors.
As a junior, she was named the Outstanding Female Athlete for the entire OVC. In the circle for Tech, she was a four-year letterwinner and starter under Acheson. She posted a school and OVC-record 103 career victories including 34 wins as a senior in 2007.
All told, she appeared in 193 games, throwing 1,021 strikeouts
and six no-hitters. She finished '07 ranked seventh nationally in
victories. During her senior year, she posted a 1.50 earned run
average, throwing 33 complete games and 11 shutouts while pitching
over 300 innings.
She is a native of Fayetteville, Ga., and graduated from Tech in 2007 with a degree in business management.