Jun 11, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Trine University softball coaching staff has been named the 2019 Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
Trine's staff of head coach Donnie Danklefsen, assistant coach Brittany Harvey, and assistant coach Dennis Smith captured their third accolade in the last four years, also winning regional honors in 2016 and 2017. The (37-8) Thunder advanced to their third NCAA championship finals in the last six years under Danklefsen, who has guided the team to 12 consecutive NCAA regionals, and four super regionals over the last six seasons.
Trine's staff, one of eight recognized at the regional level, moves forward for consideration as the NFCA Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year. Voting is open for member coaches through 9 p.m. ET on June 14, with the announcement of the winner on June 17.
MIAA Staff Honored by NFCA
Trine - Head coach Donnie Danklefsen, assistant coach Brittany Harvey, assistant coach Dennis Smith - Trine link