|Terri Pearson-Bloom||Head Coach|
|Cheryl Mitchell||Assistant Coach|
|Lisa Abbott||Assistant Coach|
Terri Pearson-Bloom enters her 13th season at Solano having won over 300 games as a Falcon. Pearson-Bloom brings a wealth of knowledge about the game of softball and has turned the Solano program into one of the most respected in Northern California. Pearson-Bloom led the Falcons to Bay Valley Conference championships in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Last season the Falcons finished with an overall record of 28-11, while winning their 7th consecutive Bay Valley Conference title with a 19-1 conference record.
Pearson-Bloom continues to make academics a priority and Solano Softball continues to be ranked in the top 25 nationally in overall team GPA with numerous players having earned NFCA Academic All-Americans honors, the most prestigious academic award in college softball. Combining academic success with championship play has lead to many Solano Softball graduates signing to 4-year colleges on softball scholarships. Former Falcons have played at Div. I, II and NAIA colleges throughout the US including; Arizona State, CSU Fullerton, CSU Sacramento, CSU East Bay, Sonoma State, Jacksonville State, Lynn University, Oregon Tech, Lee University, Oklahoma Baptist, and New Mexico Highlands just to name a few.
Before coming to Solano, Pearson-Bloom served as the head coach for one year with the Virginia Roadsters of the Women's Professional Softball League during the 1999-2000 season where her team finished second place in the regular season. Pearson-Bloom was selected to coach in the All-Star Game.
Pearson-Bloom's coaching career began at St. Mary's College in Moraga where she served as an assistant from 1995-96. She moved on to the University of Tennessee and was an assistant for the Lady Vols for 2.5 seasons (1997-99). She was a standout player at Cal State Northridge where she led the team to four regional appearances and three World Series appearances while batting leadoff and playing in the outfield. In her final season at Northridge, the team advanced to the national championship game where it eventually lost to Arizona.
Pearson-Bloom's list of former players includes Nebraska assistant coach Jennifer Kline, Northridge coach Barbara Jordan, Stanford assistant Trisha Dean and UNLV assistant Sara Pickering. While at Solano, Pearson-Bloom hopes to help her players achieve their potential on the field and in the classroom. The Solano staff emphasizes fundamentals and teaches the mechanics, skills and strategies to help them succeed both as a player and a coach.
She earned her bachelor's degree in Speech Communication from Northridge and her masters in Physical Education from Western Illinois. While at Tennessee, she began working on another masters degree in Sports Psychology.
Pearson-Bloom and her husband, Andy, live in Dixon with their three children, Samantha, 10, Cailin, 9, and Nathan, who will be 6 in July.
2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 BVC Champions
Cheryl Mitchell is in her first year with the Solano softball program. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the already successful program.
Cheryl has experience coaching all levels of softball – from high school varsity programs to training Olympic Athletes. Her role with Solano will be to train current athletes and recruit future student-athletes.
She currently gives private lessons and clinics on fastpitch. Cheryl graduated from Vacaville High in 1988 and earned a full athletic scholarship to play at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She also played at Sacramento State. She returned to Northern California and was named coach at Hogan High in Vallejo where she was named the Vallejo Times-Herald All-Region Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994. She was a high school varsity coach for six years.
Cheryl decided to try her hand at coaching in college and became the assistant coach at Cal State East Bay before being named the pitching coach at Cal State Northridge. When that wasn't enough, Cheryl began to train softball players for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and she coached internationally during that time as well to prepare teams for the Olympic Games.
As a three-time ASA Women's National Champion and an ASA Women's All-American, Cheryl has extensive international and collegiate experience. She also played for the United States in China and for the South Australian Sports Institute.
Lisa Abbott joins the Solano coaching staff and returns to Solano County after spending two years as an assistant coach at Dakota Wesleyan University, an NAIA school.
Lisa, a 2000 graduate of Fairfield High, played college softball at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she hit leadoff and played in the outfield. She earned her bachelor's of arts in liberal studies. She played one season of professional softball with the National Professional Fastpitch's Nebraska Comets.
Lisa began work on her master's degree in education while at DWU. She also spends her extra time coaching with the California Tornadoes, a local fastpitch softball organization.