Paige Summers | Assistant Coach
Local product Paige Summers, a recent graduate of Ashland University, is in her second season as an assistant coach at The College of Wooster.
During her career, Summers earned second-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors as a junior and was a three-time pick to the All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team. At Ashland, Summers hit 17 career homers and twice led the team in RBI.
In high school, Summers was a two-time All-Ohio selection at nearby Dalton High School, where she hit at least .435 every year. The four-time first-team All-Wayne County Athletic League honoree also earned a pair of all-district certificates.
Summers earned a bachelor’s in sport management at Ashland.
Jeff Bricker | Volunteer Assistant Coach
Jeff Bricker, a veteran administrator and coach at various NCAA Div. III schools, is a volunteer assistant coach for The College of Wooster's softball program. He served as the program's acting head softball coach for the 2020 season while Victoria Rumph was training with Softball Canada's Women's National Team. Rumph was among the athletes selected for the team's Olympic tryouts.
Bricker previously served as the program's acting head coach for the 2016 season, prior to Rumph's selection as head coach. He led Wooster to 17 wins, while Stephenie Little was the first Fighting Scot to earn first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors as an infielder.
Bricker, who is the College's Athletic Facilities, Equipment Room, and Purchasing Manager, has an abundance of collegiate baseball coaching experience as well. He spent two different stints and 11 total years as an assistant with Wooster's tradition-rich program, including nine seasons (2004-12) during which the Scots won six NCAC championships and finished second once (2009) and third another time (2005) in the NCAA Div. III Baseball Championship, all while posting a 318-101 record (.759).
The head baseball coach at Capital University from 1991-96, Bricker led the Crusaders to one of their most successful runs in team history. They won 102 games (102-129-1), including a still-standing school-record 25 in 1995, when he was named Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Bricker then spent seven seasons as an assistant baseball coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, playing an integral part on Battling Bishop squads that made seven trips to the NCAA regionals and won three NCAC crowns.
As a player, Bricker was an all-conference performer at Hesston Junior College in Hesston, Kansas, before moving on to Bluffton College, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in recreation management in 1986.