Beth Spak attended St. Pius X Catholic High School where she played basketball, tennis and was a 4-year letter winner in softball, winning a state championship in her senior year. She still holds the school records for hits in a season as well as batting average.
Beth went on to play softball for four years at the University of Georgia, serving as a captain in her senior year. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2000. During her career at UGA, she was named best defensive player three years in a row, led the team in stolen bases, and was a member of the all-SEC Academic Honor Roll and a NFCA academic All-American. She remains among the career leaders in several categories including: hits, runs, triples, walks, stolen bases and sacrifice hits.
From 2000 to 2002, Beth attended Springfield College in Massachusetts, earning her Master’s Degree in applied exercise science with an emphasis in strength and conditioning. While at Springfield, she served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach as well as a graduate assistant softball coach. She also completed internships at Boston University and Georgia Tech.
In 2002, Beth joined the staff at the University of South Florida as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. At USF, Beth was in charge of designing and implementing the strength, speed and agility, and conditioning programs for the USF softball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s golf teams. During the years leading up to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, Beth trained both Greek and USA national team players. She also made a strength and conditioning video for softball and wrote a companion training manual with two-time US Olympic Gold Medalist pitcher, Michele Smith.
Beth returned to Atlanta in 2006 and served as a strength and conditioning coach at her alma mater, St. Pius X at the same time she was an assistant softball coach at Blessed Trinity High School, winning the State Championship in 2007. Most recently, Beth has been an assistant softball coach at Johns Creek High School since it opened in 2009. She also serves as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the JCHS Baseball program.
Beth works with multiple fastpitch travel organizations as well, including Team Georgia Softball Academy, Purple Crush, East Cobb Bullets, and Roswell Orange Crush in various capacities.
In addition to the standard softball instruction (hitting, fielding, and throwing), Beth does specialty instruction for slapping.