Former University of Florida assistant softball coach Dave Majeski is in his first year as an assistant coach with the University of Memphis' inaugural softball team.
Majeski spent three years, 2001-03, as an assistant coach for the Gators. In his first season at Florida, Majeski was a volunteer assistant for half of the 2001 season, and was promoted to a full-time assistant coach later in the year. While at Florida, he was primarily responsible for instructing the Gators in hitting and fielding and also served as the recruiting coordinator.
"We are very excited that Dave is joining our staff," said Thees. "He brings with him experience in the SEC and is a strong recruiter and hitting coach. He has such energy when it comes to recruiting and will be an asset in that area."
A UF baseball alumnus, Majeski played in the outfield for the Gators from 1989-92. He was a member of the 1991 team that won the Southeastern Conference Tournament and took third in the College World Series. He was drafted in the 34th round by the Cleveland Indians after his junior season, but remained at UF for his senior season. As a senior, he was named to the All-SEC and SEC All-Tournament teams, and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished his career with a .322 batting average and still ranks in the top 10 in five career offensive categories while also ranking second all-time in games played with 242.
A native of Plantsville, Conn., Majeski graduated from Florida in 1994 with a bachelor's of science degree in exercise and sports science. He began his coaching career shortly after graduation as the head baseball coach at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Fla. He coached at Eastside for three years (1995-98) before becoming the head baseball coach at Santa Fe High School in nearby Alachua, Fla., in 1998. From 1998-2001, Majeski led Santa Fe to four consecutive district championships and was named the Gainesville Sun's Coach of the Year in 1998. He also served as the director and head coach of the North Central Florida Fall Showcase and All-Star teams from 1998-2002.
Majeski and his wife Deanna reside in Collierville, Tenn., with their twin daughters, Meghan and Hope.