Cara Law

 

Assistant Coach
(229) 931-2174
Cara.Law@gsw.edu

Law joins the Georgia Southwestern staff after completing three years as head coach at Saks High School in Alabama.

As a player, Law has four years of collegiate pitching experience at Wallace Hanceville (Ala.), Darton College (Ga.) and Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.), where she finished with a combined career ERA of 1.38.

Law played for Wallace's NJCAA World Series runner-up team as a freshman and was named  second team All-America as a sophomore at Darton. During her final two years at Lindsey Wilson College Law won back-to-back MSC conference championships and was named conference Pitcher of the Year as a junior. She was also voted MSC All-Conference, NAIA All-America and a two-time Academic All-American.

Law finished her college career with a record of 58-13 while accumulating 424 strikeouts in 472.3 innings.

Law graduated from Lindsey Wilson in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communications.

 


Karlie Gillam

 

Volunteer Assistant Coach
karlie.gillam@gsw.edu

Gillam enters the 2017-18 season as volunteer assistant coach at Georgia Southwestern while also serving as the Director of Softball for Synergy Sports Academy in Albany, Georgia. Gillam just finished the 2017 season in her first year as Assistant Coach under Head Coach Nicki Levering at South Georgia State College. Prior to South Georgia State College, Gillam served under head coach, Mike Davenport at the University of North Georgia.

As a student assistant in 2014, Gillam helped lead UNG to Regular Season Conference Champions and Conference Champions with a Super Regional appearance (47-11).

As a graduate assistant at UNG in 2015, Gillam helped lead UNG to its first-ever national championship - in any sport - running through the losers' bracket at the NCAA DII Championship in Oklahoma City to eventually take down Dixie State, 5-0, to take the crown. Davenport's staff was recognized as the NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year for their incredible run that year (54-8).

Finishing up her coaching career at UNG in 2016, Gillam helped lead the Nighthawks to Regular Season Conference Champions and Conference Champions.  They won their Regional and became runners up in the Super Regional (54-8),

Gillam was a two-year letter winner at the University of North Georgia softball program in Dahlonega Georgia. She was a member of the Saints softball team that made NCAA appearances in 2012 and 2013.  Karlie also made First Team All-Conference for the Peachbelt Conference in 2012 and 2013 after hitting .329 with seven homeruns in 2012. Prior to her time at UNG, Gillam played one year at Kennesaw State University and Bevill State Community College. Gillam was a third baseman during her playing career.

Gillam played high school softball at Collins Hill in Lawrenceville, Georgia. While at CHHS, she was twice named All-Region and All-County. Gillam earned the school's Bobbie Bailey Athletic Award in 2006 and Coca-Cola Academic & Athletic Performance Award winner in 2005.

The Lawrenceville native graduated from the University of North Georgia with a bachelor's in Physical Education with Leadership (2014), and a master’s in Physical Education (2016).

 


Nick Spanolios

 

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Spanolios is in his first year as a volunteer assistant for the Hurricanes. He recently finished his third year as a graduate assistant with the Columbus State University softball program (2015-17). Spanolios helped coach CSU to their first conference tournament appearance in three years and had a hand in coaching three first team all-conference and an all-region player in his tenure. 

Prior to joining the Lady Cougars, Spanolios served as the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach for two seasons at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Fla. During his time, he led the JV team to a championship while the varsity squad captured a pair of district championships and turne in a state runner-up finish. 

In 2012, Spanolios was selected to play baseball internationally in Italy representing his country in the USAAI Classic. 

He graduated from Columbus State University with a Master of Public Administration as well as the University of South Florida in 2013 with his Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Public Health.