Suzy Willemssen

Founder & Head Coach

Suzy started her vision of Purpose Driven Softball in 2010 with her 18U Glory Gold team. This Glory guiding mission has resonated with so many others looking for an organization where everyone must give each other their best, wanting an environment where athletes can discover their greatness and be a part of an organization that aligns people’s talents and passions — where players, coaches, and parents all share a deep responsibility to serve and give to one another.

In such a short period of time, the Glory has grown to 20 teams in Virginia and 6 teams in Wisconsin (Midwest) who want to be part of this Purpose Driven Softball movement.

Currently she is head coach of VA Glory-Willemssen 16u and 18u and recently has been named head coach at O’Connell HS, following in the footsteps of the legendary Tommy Orndorff after 8 years at Lee High School in Springfield, VA. She was named the 2017 Conference Coach of the Year, an honor she also received in 2015. In 2017 and 2015 Suzy was honored to be a Fairfax County Female Coach of the Year nominee.

Suzy is a certified pitching instructor for Denny Tincher and his Fluid Dynamics approach and she has over 40 years of experience either as a player, coach, or teaching professional. Suzy is a nationally known clinician for numerous youth, high school, and college softball camps and events. In addition, she leads seminars and workshops in character development through sports. High energy, passion and purpose are her trademarks.

“It’s truly been a humbling experience to see the growth in our organization. All of the incredible people that wish to join our Glory family and wanting to be a part of our mission of Purpose Driven Softball. I can’t express enough gratitude to you all — players, parents, fans and the fantastic coaching staff — for allowing me to be a part of your journey.”
— Suzy