Coach Clay Ardeeser is entering his first year as the Lady Jackets head softball coach and fourth year overall of coaching.
Coach Ardeeser was formerly the Assistant Coach on the North Springs baseball staff for the 2018 season. Prior to that he was at Grayson High School in Gwinnett County where he was a varsity hitting coach and was also responsible for the varsity first basemen and JV pitchers during the 2017 season.
Coach Ardeeser's extensive playing background includes being a 4 year letter winner at Grayson High School where he earned both first and second team All-County and All-Region honors. Clay then went on to a stellar 4 year career as the starting first baseman at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. In addition to being a 4 year letter winner during his time at GCSU, Coach Ardeeser was also a 3-time All-Peachbelt Conference and NCAA Division II Southeast Region first baseman, a 2-time Peach Belt Conference Tournament All-Tournament team selection and 2-time Bronze Scholar academic award winner, was the NCAA Division II Player of the Year for the state of Georgia, and was an NCAA Division II All-American in 2014. Coach Ardeeser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2015 from GCSU. Upon graduation, Coach Ardeeser played professional baseball in the independent Pecos League for the Garden City Wind in Garden City, Kansas. Clay was the starting first baseman for the North Division in the 2016 Pecos League All-Star Game. In the summer of 2017, Coach Ardeeser played two months with the Utica Unicorns of the independent United Shore Professional Baseball League.
Coach Ardeeser is single and resides in Loganville.
Contact Coach Ardeeser: Clay.Ardeeser@cobbk12.org
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