Terri Pearson-Bloom, the award winning head coach of the Falcon Softball Team, will be retiring from the program after 15 years of coaching. Pearson-Bloom received widespread recognition last season for achieving 400 wins as head coach. Under her leadership, the Falcons have achieved 11 consecutive Bay Valley Conference Championships, and have qualified for post-season play 12 times. The Falcon softball team consistently ranked in the top 20 in the state of California, reaching #1.
Pearson-Bloom’s emphasis on academic excellence led the Solano Softball team to a top 25 national ranking in overall team GPA with numerous players earning the most prestigious academic award in college softball, NFCA Academic All-Americans honors. Combining academic success with championship play produced numerous Solano Softball graduates who transferred successfully with softball scholarships to 4-year colleges. Former Falcons played at Division I, II, and NAIA colleges throughout the US including, but not limited to: Arizona State, CSU Fullerton, CSU Sacramento, CSU East Bay, Sonoma State, Jacksonville State, Lynn University, Oregon Tech, Lee University, Oklahoma Baptist, and Eastern New Mexico University.
Pearson-Bloom began her coaching career at St. Mary’s College in Moraga where she served as an assistant from 1995-96. She moved on to the University of Tennessee to become assistant coach for the Lady Vols for 2.5 seasons (1997-99).
Prior to Solano, Pearson-Bloom served as the head coach for one year with the Virginia Roadsters of the Women’s Professional Softball League where her team finished second place in the regular season and she received the honor of All-Star Game coach.
Pearson-Bloom performed as a standout player at California State University Northridge and led the team to four regional appearances and three Women’s College World Series appearances while batting leadoff and playing in the outfield. During her final season at Northridge, the team advanced to the national title game only to lose to eventual champion, the University of Arizona.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University Northridge and a master’s degree in physical education from Western Illinois University. While at the University of Tennessee, she began work on another master’s degree in sports psychology. Last fall she earned her second master’s degree in communication studies from Lasell University.
Erik Visser, Athletics Director commented, “Coach Terri Pearson-Bloom is leaving a great legacy as the Head Coach for the Solano Falcons through her unconditional commitment to the success of the student athlete on and off the field and the tremendous team accomplishments under her leadership which includes 400 Wins, 11 consecutive Bay Valley Championships and qualifying for post season play 12 times.” Pearson-Bloom will continue her role as a faculty member in the Kinesiology program and Coordinator of the Academic Success Center.