CHICKASHA, Okla. – Oklahoma City University's Phil McSpadden collected his 1,600th career victory after a doubleheader sweep of USAO 3-1, 7-1 on Tuesday at Bill Smith Ballpark. McSpadden, now in his 30th year at OCU, improved his career record to 1,600-367. Additionally, the NFCA Hall of Famer ('14) and all-time four-year college career wins leader became the first collegiate coach to reach this milestone.
"I'm a lucky guy," McSpadden said. "I work at a university that has always cared about athletics and academics. When I'm out recruiting [OCU] is such an easy sell. Our success over the years is a tribute to the fact that I can sell what this university offers. I love these kids, and I like to believe on certain days they love me."
McSpadden also holds spots in the NAIA Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma City University Athletics Hall of Fame. He has led the Stars to nine national titles with the latest coming in 2016.
MILESTONE WINS FOR MCSPADDEN
Win No. 1: Oklahoma City 14, North Texas 4, Feb. 25, 1988 in Denton, Texas
Win No. 500: Oklahoma City 11, Phillips 0, April 30, 1997 in sectional championship game at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City
Win No. 1,000: Oklahoma City 5, Rogers State 0, April 4, 2006 in Claremore, Okla.
Win No. 1,458: Oklahoma City 8, Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) 0, April 10, 2015 at Ann Lacy Stadium in Oklahoma City
Win No. 1,500: Oklahoma City 6, Kansas Wesleyan 1, March 4, 2016 in Wichita, Kan.
Win No. 1,600: Oklahoma City 7, USAO 1, April 25, 2017 in Chickasha, Okla.
-- Courtesy of Oklahoma City University Athletic Communications