Thursday, November 15 2018

11/15/17 – Donna Papa, Head Softball Coach, UNC

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Donna J. Papa, the NFCA Hall of Fame head softball coach at North Carolina since 1986. Papa has helped build Carolina Softball into one of the top programs in the country. She has led Carolina to the NCAA Tournament in 14 of the last 17 years, five regular-season ACC titles and the 2001 ACC Tournament crown. UNC has posted a winning record in 29 of her 32 seasons, with 14 40-win seasons, including a 50-12-1 campaign in 2008, which included an ACC regular-season title at 18-2.

In her remarkable 34-year head coaching career, she has compiled a 1,227-677-5 record, including a 1,198-662-5 mark in 32 years as head coach at Carolina. Papa ranks 11th all time in NCAA victories, eighth in Division I wins and fifth among active DI coaches.

In 2017, Papa guided a team of 12 freshmen and just seven returning letterwinners to one of the best campaigns in program history, reaching both the ACC Championship game and the NCAA Regional Final in the same season for the first time. The Heels captured four wins over ranked opponents, third-most in school history. Among those was a three-game sweep of No. 21 Pittsburgh, which included Papa’s 1,200th career victory on March 3, 2017 – the 11th coach in NCAA history to reach the milestone.




Mark Your Calendar

12/6/17 – Miles Wolfe, Baseball/Durham Bulls Legend
12/20/17 – Durham Sports Club “Christmas Party”, Luke DeCock, guest Speaker
1/3/18 – NO MEETING
1/17/18 – Elliot Avent, Head Baseball Coach, NC State




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