Several people this spring inquired if I was going to run polls for the best baseball and softball coaches as I did in the winter with boys and girls basketball coaches.
I thought it was a fun idea. Last week we asked who was the FCIAC’s best baseball coach.
So for this week’s edition of Extra Base Hits, we are going to hold a poll for you to decide who is the best softball coach in the FCIAC.
I’ve spoken to a few coaches, former players and athletic directors to break down the finalists to nine coaches. Three items were used in the selection process: postseason titles, at least several seasons at a school to base a body of work — thus several promising ones are absent — and getting the most out of their players. Recommendations by others were weighted.
So here are the nine finalists. You can vote until noon on Sunday. If you think I erred by omitting someone (most of those, I would presume, are good coaches who haven’t been at their schools very long), feel free to punch the “other” button and send along a comment — appropriate of course or it won’t be posted.
So, who is the FCIAC’s best softball coach? Cast your vote now
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