Staci Albright

Staci Albright is one of the most decorated student-athletes in Coker College history, having excelled on the softball field and the basketball court. She was a two-time softball All-American, a two-time conference Female Athlete of the Year, a two-time all-conference and all-region selection in softball, an all-conference selection in women's basketball and she was named Coker's C.G. Timberlake Athlete of the Year in 1996. 

Albright finished her collegiate career as one of the best players, not only at Coker, but also in the entire country. Her career batting average of .487 ranks her No. 1 at Coker and No. 15 in all three divisions of NCAA softball. She also holds the Coker career slugging percentage record at .931, which is No. 15 in all three divisions of NCAA softball. She holds the NCAA record for grand slams in an inning with two, RBIs in an inning with eight, and home runs in an inning with two. Her 53 career home runs were an NCAA record in 1996 and her 222 career RBIs were second in the nation. 

During her senior year, Albright led the nation in home runs with 23 round trippers. She also hit 20 home runs during her junior season and at the time was the only player in NCAA Division II history to hit 20 or more home runs in back-to-back seasons. During her senior campaign, she led the nation with 86 RBIs and was the top run scorer in the nation with 79. She just missed the "Triple Crown', finishing third in the nation in batting average after hitting .510 in 1996.  All of her success on the softball field earned her a spot on the All-Time Coker Softball First Team as a catcher, which was announced in the fall of 2017.

Not only did Albright have success individually, but the Cobras were extremely successful during her career. During her four-years, the Coker softball team compiled a record of 188-33, winning the conference title all four years and advancing to the NAIA Region Championship and World Series in 1995. 

In addition to her success on the softball field, Albright was a standout women's basketball player. She earned all-conference honors during the 1994-95 season and was an all-tournament team selection in 1995. She is ranked No. 6 all-time at Coker in points with 1,130 career points. She is ranked third at Coker in career rebounds with 782 and is third in career assists with 286. She was also named to the All-Time Coker Women’s Basketball Team as a forward/guard in the fall of 2017.

According to retired head coach David Hanna, "Staci was the most complete softball player that I have ever coached. Rock solid behind the plate with a cannon for an arm, she was a pitcher's best friend.  Offensively, she was the best hitter that I saw in over twenty years of coaching at the D-II level.  Able to hit for average and power, there was no one I would rather have in a clutch situation. It was an honor to have coached Staci for four years.  Every coach should be so lucky." 

Albright graduated from Coker in 1997 with a degree in biology.