LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Salisbury University softball team made a deep run into the NCAA tournament, playing to the final day of the 2014 season. And while it is the players who get it done on the field, the coaching staff puts them in a position to succeed. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its top coaching staffs in the nation, and for the second year in a row, Salisbury is home to the top staff in the Atlantic Region.
The Salisbury staff, led by Head Coach Margie Knight, along with assistants Sarah Alpaugh, Chelsea Brooks, John Krahling, Nicole McClaskey, Hannah Mills, Terri Sharpless, Tom Stitcher, and Jess Stoltz, led the team to a 44-5 record in 2014, and a run to the championship series of the 2014 NCAA Championship.
This marks the eighth overall regional coaching staff award for Salisbury.
Salisbury rattled off winning streaks of 15, 17 and 11 games this year, including a 9-0 mark to open the NCAA tournament.
Salisbury hosted a four-team NCAA regional to open play in the NCAA tournament, defeating the other three teams to advance to the NCAA super regional. Salisbury hosted the super regional as well at the SU Softball Field, where the Sea Gulls picked up two wins to qualify for the program's eighth championship weekend appearance. Salisbury won its first four games at the World Series before placing second in the tournament.
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