The National Fastpitch Coaches Association will present Easton Victory Club awards during the NFCA National Convention in Las Vegas to over 200 coaches who achieved coaching milestones during the 2007 softball season.
The Easton Victory Club honors head coaches who eclipsed the 100-win, 200-win, 300-win, 400-win marks and beyond during the previous year.
Mike Candrea surpassed the 1,300-win plateau after guiding Arizona to a second straight national title, eighth overall, in his 27th season as a head coach at the Division I and junior college levels. A trio of coaches passed the 1,100-win mark in 2007. Iowa’s Gayle Blevins and LSU’s Yvette Girouard both reached the milestone in their 28th seasons, while Joyce Compton of South Carolina accomplished the feat following her 32nd year as a head coach.
Chris Bellotto of Florida Southern achieved her 1,000th career win during a 2007 campaign, her 26th, in which she lead the Mocs to a second straight top-eight national finish.
Robert Maglione, following his 12th season at Sacramento City College and 27th as a junior college coach, topped the Cal JC listing as he earned his 1,000th career win during a 2007 campaign in which his team topped the Northern California standings while going on to finish fourth at the California state championship.
Those coaches who reached milestone victories will be honored at the Easton Victory Club luncheon Thursday, Nov. 29, at 12:15 p.m. PST. A complete list of award winners can be found here.