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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    SB: Duke names head coach, to start in 2018

    Duke names first softball head coach, Marissa Young.

    Former Big Ten Player of the Year Marissa Young will be the first head softball coach at Duke University, announced by Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Kevin White on Wednesday. Young spent the past two years as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina.

    The Blue Devils are scheduled to open varsity play during the 2017-18 academic year. Eleven current ACC schools sponsor softball including Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

    “In Marissa Young, Duke was able to secure the talents of one of the brightest young stars in the softball coaching profession,” Dr. White said. “Her pedigree as both a coach and a player is simply spectacular. Having played for, and excelled in, one of the premier programs in America at Michigan, Marissa understands winning at the highest level of college softball. Even more impressive is her advocacy, energy and passion for student-athletes. Unequivocally, we believe she is the right coach to build an amazing softball program from the ground up here at Duke. We are ecstatic she is joining the Duke family.”

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Welcome Ms. Young.

    Looks like a great hire.
    "This is the best of all possible worlds."
    Dr. Pangloss - Candide

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Really great hire for our nascent softball program. Welcome aboard, Coach!

  4. #4
    Scary thread title! Here I thought SB Nation had announced Coach K's retirement date!

  5. #5

    Season tickets

    Bought yours yet ?? 😉😉😉

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Berg View Post
    Scary thread title! Here I thought SB Nation had announced Coach K's retirement date!
    Ha, I thought the same thing! (Or, at least, I wasn't sure of the meaning). Probably should be retitled to include "softball"... Good to have somebody named so they can start getting the proper pieces in place including recruiting. Sounds like a good hire.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Asheville
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Berg View Post
    Scary thread title! Here I thought SB Nation had announced Coach K's retirement date!
    Sheeshhhh...nearly stroked out.
    2015 DBR Rosterbation Champion

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Near Cameron & Wallace Wade Stadium
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Berg View Post
    Scary thread title! Here I thought SB Nation had announced Coach K's retirement date!
    I thought the same thing for a quick minute!
    Welcome Coach Young to Duke and much success with Women's Softball!!!!!!!

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