Head Coach Bruce McConkey

Bruce McConkey enters his third year as head coach of the Cardinals softball team. Over the past two years, McConkey has continued to build the program and recruit talented young players.

McConkey proved his coaching mettle when the Cardinals went from six wins in 2003 to 19 wins in 2004 and placed two players on the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team in 2004.

He began his career as head softball coach at CUA after several successful playing and coaching stints in the sport.

As a coach for more than 20 years, McConkey led his Catholic Youth Organization girls' softball teams to five league championships and a city title. He also took his girls' travel team to the regionals and helped lead the Good Counsel High School softball team to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament championship in 2002.

McConkey also has had much success as a player and coach in men's softball. Over seven years his team wracked up five straight Maryland state championships and more than 50 tournament titles in the National Softball Association, the Amateur Softball Association and the USSSA. They ranked No. 1 in the Mid Atlantic region from 1992 to 1994 and No. 2 in the nation in 1994. His team entered the Washington Metropolitan Softball Hall of Fame in 1991.

McConkey attended the University of Maryland where he was a member of the wrestling team. Before that, McConkey was a team captain and standout wrestler at Prince George's College and High Point High School in Beltsville, Md.

A Washington, D.C., native, McConkey was the Washington Archdiocese Catholic Volunteer of the Year in 2000. He has served on the school board and was the CYO athletic director for St. Mark's Parish in Maryland. McConkey also runs C.K. McConkey & Sons in Mt. Rainier, Md. He and his wife, Teal, and daughter, Casey, live in College Park, Md.