National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame

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The National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to recognize coaches who have made extraordinary contributions to the sport of softpitch softball. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association ("NFCA") is a professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play.[1] As of 2010, 53 individuals have been inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame.

Inductees[edit]

Name Inducted Wins[2] Losses Ties Pct. Teams
Sharon Backus 1991 854 173 3 .831 UCLA 1975-1996
Linda Wells 1991 914 679 1 .574 Minnesota 1975-1989; Arizona State 1990-2005
Linda Draft 1991 357 233 2 .605 Wisconsin-Parkside 1978-1992
Lorene Ramsey 1992 840 309 .731 Illinois Central 1968-1995
June Walker 1992 721 154 .824 The College of New Jersey 1974-1995
Judy Sherman 1992 298 117 .718 Pacific (Oregon) 1979-1992
Betty Hoff 1992 521 350 1 .598 Luther College (Iowa) 1969-2001
Judy Martino 1993 . South Carolina 1979–1981; North Carolina; NFCA founder
Judi Garman 1993 1124 416 4 . Golden West College 1972-1979; Cal State Fullerton 1980-1999
Sharon Drysdale 1994 704 529 3 .571 Kansas 1973-1975; Northwestern University 1979-2001
Carol Spanks 1994 688 375 6 .646 Cal Poly Pomona 1979-1993; UNLV 1995-1997
Mary Littlewood 1995 . Arizona State 1971-1989
Gerry Pinkston 1995 418 271 1 .607 Central Oklahoma 1976-1997
Mike Candrea 1996 1257 265 2 .825 Arizona 1986-2011 (stats through March 26, 2011)
Connie Claussen 1996 . Nebraska at Omaha 1969-1976
Mary Nutter 1997 .
Marge Willadsen 1997 569 447 2 .560 Buena Vista 1981-2008
Kathy Veroni 1998 869 598 2 .592 Western Illinois 1973-2005
Dianne Baker 1998 785 462 3 .629 Stephen F. Austin 1981-1995; Texas Woman's 1997-2005
Rayla Allison 1999 213 185 .535 Pioneer category (coach at Texas–Arlington 1985-1989; Hawaii 1990-1991; first full-time Executive Director of the NFCA 1991-1994)
Gayle Blevins 1999 1245 588 5 .679 Indiana 1980-1987; Iowa 1988-2010
Sandy Jerstad 2000 1011 359 2 .738 Augustana (South Dakota) 1977-2003
Margie Wright 2000 1403 508 3 .734 Illinois State 1980-1985; Fresno State 1986-2010 (stats through March 25, 2011)
Fran Ebert 2000 .
Cindy Bristow 2001 . International Softball Federation; Arizona State; New Mexico State; Wichita State
Bill Galloway 2001 881 390 2 .693 Texas A&M 1979-1981; Louisiana Tech 1982-2002
Joyce Compton 2002 1066 563 3 . Missouri 1983-1986; South Carolina 1987-2010 (stats through 2010)
Margo F. Jonker 2003 1007 599 5 . Central Michigan 1980-2010 (stats through 2010)
JoAnne Graf 2003 1186 425 6 .735 Florida State 1984-2008
Celeste Knierim 2003 . St. Louis Community College-Meramec
Jan Hutchinson 2004 1215 288 2 . Bloomsburg 1978-2010
Elaine Sortino 2004 1099 451 6 . University of Massachusetts Amherst 1980-2010 (stats through 2010)
Yvette Girouard 2005 1263 415 1 .753 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 1981-2000; LSU 2001-2010 (stats through March 26, 2011)
Scott Whitlock 2005 901 229 . Kennesaw State 1991-2010 (stats through 2010)
Liz Miller 2005 377 156 .707 Notre Dame 1993-2001
Sue Enquist 2006 887 175 1 .835 UCLA 1989-2006
Clyde Washburne 2006 284 110 1 .720 Eastern Connecticut State 1977-1987, 1993
Carol Hutchins 2006 1209 414 4 .744 Ferris State 1981-82, Michigan 1985-2011 (stats through March 26, 2011)
Henry Christowski 2007 451 130 2 .775 Simpson College 1996-2009 (stats through 2009)
Judy Groff 2007 924 581 5 .614 American International College (Mass.) 1969-2009 (stats through 2009)
George Wares 2007 840 280 3 .749 Central College (Iowa) 1985-2009 (stats through 2009)
Gary Torgeson 2008 636 216 7 .774 Cal State Northridge 1982-1994
Jay Miller 2008 954 607 .611 Purdue 1980-1981; Oklahoma City 1985-1987; Missouri 1988-2002; Mississippi State 2003-2009 (stats through 2009)
Eugene Lenti 2008 1022 494 6 .673 DePaul 1980-2009 (stats through 2009)
Donna Newberry 2008 884 398 1 .689 Muskingum 1975-2009 (stats through 2009)
Sandy Fischer 2008 853 358 3 .704 Oklahoma State 1979-2001
Gary Bryce 2008 925 577 6 .615 Wayne State 1982-2009 (stats through 2009)
Diane Ninemire 2009 970 477 .670 California 1988-2009 (stats through 2009)
Frank Cheek 2009 1049 288 2 . Humboldt State 1989-2010 (stats through 2010)
Bill Edwards 2009 721 351 3 .672 Hofstra 1990-2009 (stats through 2009)
Chris Bellotto 2010 1042 323 . Florida Southern College 1985-2010 (stats through 2010)
Rhonda Revelle 2010 658 358 .648 Nebraska Wesleyan 1987; Nebraska 1993-2009 (stats through 2009)
Melinda Fischer 2010 817 554 4 .596 Eastern Illinois 1978-1979; Illinois State 1986-2009
Deb Pallozzi 2011 734 354 1 .674 Rensselaer 1986 - 1988; Ithaca College 1988 to present
Ralph Weekly 2011 1165 381 2 .753 Pacific Lutheran 1985-1994; UTC 1994-1998; Tennessee 2002 to present
Mark Eldridge 2012 1083 304 6 .780 Palomar Junior College 1978-2006, 2009-10
Patty Gasso 2012 1140 355 3 .762 Long Beach City College 1991-94; Oklahoma 1995-present
Donna Papa 2012 1118 616 5 .643 Susquehanna University 1984-85; North Carolina 1986-present
Rick Bertagnolli 2013 1004 284 .780 California University of Pennsylvania 1994-present
Joan Joyce 2013 780 493 .613 Florida Atlantic University 1995-present
Lori Meyer 2013 1010 602 3 .625 Minnesota State University Mankato 1985-present
Patrick Murphy 2013 870 246 .780 Northwest Missouri State 1995; University of Alabama 1999-present
Lacy Lee Baker 2014 Executive Director of the NFCA, 1994-present
Julie Lenhart 2014 785 332 2 .702 Wisconsin-Platteville 1990-94; SUNY Cortland 1995-present
Phil McSpadden 2014 1,413 357 .798 Oklahoma City University 1988-present
Les Stuedeman 2014 894 278 1 .763 University of Alabama-Huntsville 1996-present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFCA Hall of Fame". NFCA. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Career Statistics". NCAA. Retrieved 2010-06-21.