Kimmy BloemersHead Softball Coach
Alma Mater: Florida State University
Office Phone: (561) 803-2531
In 2013, Coach Kimmy Bloemers begins her seventh season at Palm Beach Atlantic University as the head softball coach.
During her tenure at PBA, Bloemers has led a transformation of the Sailfish softball program. Since joining the NCAA, Bloemers' teams have posted six straight winning seasons while topping 30 wins on three occasions.
Bloemers has marked many milestones with the Sailfish. Her best season came in 2010 when her team made program history by reaching the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) South Regional Tournament Championship while finishing that year with a program-best 36-13 record. The Fish claimed wins over the University of West Florida and Valdosta State University in the NCAA Tournament to become the first PBA team to earn an NCAA postseason victory.
The 2010 season also saw the PBA softball team collect its first-ever NCAA All-Region and All-American selection when senior pitcher Ashley Jones was named to the Daktronics All-Region team and a Daktronics All-American Honorable Mention.
In recognition of her outstanding coaching accomplishments following the 2010 season, Bloemers was a finalist for both an Athena Award and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission's Coach of the Year Award.
After finishing as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Championship Runner-Up in 2008, Bloemers’ squad came back the following season to claim the program’s first NCCAA National title with an undefeated run through the NCCAA postseason. For her efforts, Bloemers was named the NCCAA National Coach of the Year.
She began her head coaching career in 2007 when she took over a Sailfish squad that finished 8-39 the season before. In just one season, she would lead the team to 14 more wins than the season before while bringing home the NCCAA Regional crown and NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year honors.
Bloemers, who is the daughter of the late Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter, started all four years at Florida State University at catcher (1999-2002) and in the outfield while earning the honor of being a team captain her senior year, the same season her team placed third at the College World Series.
Bloemers filled the FSU record books with her statistics. Any Seminoles media guide or historical production is loaded with Kimmy (Carter) Bloemers notes. For instance, she was a three-time All-ACC selection (2000, 2001, 2002), an All-Region selection (2001, 2002) and ended her career in third place all-time for games played in school history with 272 (247 consecutive starts).
Bloemers finished with 209 career hits (eighth all-time), including two 60-hit seasons. She amassed 26 career doubles (sixth all-time), 18 triples (fourth all-time), the single-season record for RBIs with 53 her senior season, and she graduated with the top spot in FSU history for career RBIs with 136. The college standout also was named to the ACC 50th anniversary team after graduating in 2003.
As a high school athlete at the King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Bloemers was the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel Class 2A Player of the Year in 1998 while being named the King's Academy Female Athlete of the Year after her junior (1996-97) and senior (1997-98) seasons.
Before joining the Sailfish, Bloemers taught English and coached for three years at the high school level. She was inducted into the King’s Academy Hall of Fame in 2003.
For her efforts as an accomplished student-athlete and coach, she was named to the 2013 class of inductees to the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Hall of Fame.
Bloemers and her husband, Kyle, assistant athletic director for PBA Athletics, and their daughters, Alyse and Haley, live in Palm Beach Gardens.