Coach Veronica Wiggins enters her 27th season as the head coach of the Florida A&M University women’s softball team. A native of Miami, Florida, Coach Wiggins helped the Lady Rattlers transition from a slow-pitch team to a fast-pitch power house. During her reign, she has led 13 teams to MEAC Conference Championships and has made 9 NCAA Regional appearances. As many accolades as Wiggins has on the field she has even more off the field, in the form of success student-athletes earning their degrees and going on to live a successful life.
Coach Wiggins understands that as important as softball is, the most important thing they can take from their time on the FAMU softball team is resiliency, teamwork, and education.
The infamous Coach Veronica Wiggins continues to be a godly example of faith, hard work, and the positive influence a coach is supposed to be.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Constance Orr began her journey with Florida A&M University’s softball in 2016.
Orr graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where as a member of the Tar Heels’ softball team, she was named to the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team and the 2013 ACC All-Tournament team.
As a senior (2013), Orr finished ranked third in the ACC for home runs (15), and batting average (.356), and fourth in slugging (.690). She led UNC with 50 RBIs and 62 hits, with a .959 fielding mark.
That season (2013), Orr was named ACC Player of the Week on March 5, after tallying 11 RBIs and hitting 3 multiple-run home runs in just six games.
Orr began her coaching career at Porter Ridge High School Varsity Softball team, where she served from 2013-2015. She captured back to back Southwestern 4A Conference Coach of the Year awards in 2014 and 2015.
Orr oversees pitchers, catchers and assists with day-to-day operations.
A native of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Camise Patterson enters her second season with the women’s softball team. During her first year she coached outfield and slappers which helped the team win their fourth consecutive MEAC championship and appear in their fourth NCAA Regional tournament.
Patterson graduated from Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC) where she obtained her B.Sc. in Kinesiology and was a member of the Camel’s softball team.
As a senior (2015), Patterson lead the team with 12 homeruns and a slugging percentage of .561. She also swiped 7 bases and posted a fielding percentage of .963.
Prior to coaching the lady rattlers, Patterson started her own personal training business (CAP Fitness) and assisted with the Triangle Lightning travel softball teams.
Patterson oversees hitters, outfield and assists with day-to-day team operations.