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Eastman, Bennett Tabbed NFCA Region Coaching Staff of the Year

Eastman, Bennett Tabbed NFCA Region Coaching Staff of the Year

After earning a 50-3 overall record in the regular season and going 4-1 in the NJCAA Division I Region I Tournament to clinch a spot in the 2022 NJCAA DI National Championship Tournament, Head Softball Coach Doug Eastman and Assistant Softball Coach Erika Bennett were named the NFCA NJCAA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) announced Tuesday afternoon. 

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Earlier this season, Eastman won his 800th career game as a head coach while also accomplishing his 300th win as the Roughriders head coach. He was also named ACCAC Coach of the Year while seeing half of his team earn all-conference honors including the Pitcher and Player of the Year awards. 

Eastman (in his eighth season at YC) and Bennett (in her fourth season at YC) have been at the helm of Yavapai softball since 2019 and have earned an overall record of 158-31 (.836 winning percentage) while coaching together.

Their 2022 squad currently sits at 54-4 as it prepares for the national tournament. Statistically, this year’s Roughriders lead the country in runs scored, doubles, homers, RBIs, XBH, total bases, walks, batting average, OBP% and SLG%. 

– D.J. Irwin

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