Head coach Hal Wynn is entering his 22nd season as the leader of the softball program. Wynn has worked for the university for the past 28 years and has piloted the softball program since its inaugural season in 1992.
Under his leadership Faulkner has posted winning records in 13 of the last 16 seasons and has recorded at least 25 wins in all but four seasons. The program has also accumulated 30 or more wins eight times. The Eagles earned bids to the NAIA Region XIII tournament in 12 of the last 13 seasons it was held.
The 2011 season was recently highlighted by a landmark achievement for Wynn. In Game 1 of the Belhaven series in Jackson, Miss., the coach earned his 600th career victory.
Wynn earned his 500th career win in 2008 and was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the cloase of the season. He crossed the 600 win mark last year when the Lady Eagles defeated Belhaven in their series split on the road.
In March of 2010 he was honored in a surprise ceremony during a home game. Wynn watched as a sign dropped from the scoreboard revealing the softball facility's new name - Wynn Field. The emotional coach was greeted by friends and family and a host of former players to celebrate the occasion. The team finished the 2012 season with a record of 14-23 overall and was 9-15 in the league, bringing the program's overall record to 604-506-1.
The success of Wynn's teams hasn't been restricted to the field. He has always placed a major emphasis on academics and has seen many of his student-athletes selected to a variety of conference, regional and national all-academic teams.
Wynn was named Faulkner's assistant athletic director in 2005. His primary focus in the position is NAIA compliance and student-athlete eligibility.
Wynn was a standout middle infielder for what was then Alabama Christian College - now Faulkner University - where he graduated in 1978. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Troy State University in 1980. Originally from Brundidge, Alabama, he and his wife Rhea have two children - James, age 25, and Jacqui, age 20. The Wynns are members of Dalraida Church of Christ.
Gary Gregory is entering his fifth year as an assistant coach for the Eagles.
Gregory has been coaching softball for more than a decade. He coached travel league softball with Bama Gold for 17 years and in that time led his teams to multiple appearances in the national tournament, including a third place finish in a pool of 185 teams.
He also coached softball at Wetumpka High School for 10 years, making multiple appearances in the state tournament.
The Wetumpka native and his wife Darlene, who works for the Faulkner president, have a daugher - Amber, age 28 who pitched in the Faulkner program for three seasons, and a son, Micah age 30. The Gregory's are expecting their first grandchild this summer.