Softball

  • Four NCAA Div. III championships
  • 25 NCAA playoff berths
  • 13 national finals appearances since
  • 54 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes since 2010

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Coaching records

Coach George Wares with players
Coach George Wares has piloted Central to a record 24 NCAA Division III tournament berths and four national crowns.

Central career coaching records

Coach Yrs. W-L Pct. Playoff app.
George Wares 30 1077-335-3 .749 26
Gary Boeyink 9 58-124 .318 0
Jim Van Hoeven 1 4-16 .200 0

 

Winningest active NCAA Div. III coaches, by victories
(entering 2012 season)

Coach, school Yrs. W L T Pct.
George Wares, Central 30 1007 335 3 .749
Bob Timmons, Coe 26 821 335 0 .710
Denny Griffin, Alma 24 729 253 0 .742
Julie Lenhart, Cortland St. 22 681 290 2 .701
Anita Kubicka, Montclair St. 21 664 252 2 .724
Deb Pallozzi, Ithaca 25 657 334 1 .663
John Tschida, St. Thomas 17 655 112 0 .854
Hallie Cohen, Wm. Paterson 32 649 385 4 .627
Jan Forsty, Bethany (W.Va.) 29 635 394 4 .617
Jim Kulawiak, North Central (Ill.) 23 634 271 3 .700
Charlie Beach, Keene St. 26 618 376 7 .621
Len Maiorani, St. John Fisher 24 603 303 5 .665
Sandy Douglas, Mount Union 26 598 361 0 .624

 

Winningest all-time NCAA Div. III coaches, by percentage
(minimum, 10 years experience--entering 2012 season)

Coach, School Yrs. W L T Pct.
*John Tschida, St. Thomas (Minn.) 17 655 112 0 .854
June Walker, TCNJ 1974-95 22 721 154 0 824
*Margie Knight, Salisbury 15 557 129 2 .811
*Jackson Vaughan, Linfield 10 368 86 1 .810
*John Byrne, Moravian 18 581 183 0 .760
*Henry Christowski, Simpson 16 508 160 2 .760
*Penny Siqueiros, Emory 13 411 137 0 .750
*George Wares, Central (Iowa) 27 909 303 3 .749
*Denny Griffin, Alma 24 729 253 0 .742
Peter Brown, Union 1998-2009 12 306 109 0 .736
Rick Noren, Pacific Lutheran 1998-2008 14 402 145 1 .734
*Mark Veilleux, Endicott 17 484 174 10 .732
Terry McGowan, Ursinus 2001-10 10 291 107 2 .730

*Active coach

Winningest all-time NCAA Div. III coaches, by victories
(minimum, 10 years experience--entering 2012 season)

Coach, school Yrs. W L T Pct.
*George Wares, Central 27 909 302 3 .749
Donna Newberry, Muskingum 36 906 419 1 .684
*Bob Timmons, Coe 26 821 335 0 .710
*!Sheila Gulas, Ashland 25 730 376 0 .660
*Denny Griffin, Alma 24 729 253 0 .742
June Walker, Col. of New Jersey 22 721 154 0 .824
Karla Wolters, Hope 32 684 398 0 .632
*Julie Lenhart, Cortland St. 22 681 290 2 .701
Charlotte Slocum, Misericordia 29 675 309 0 .686
*Anita Kubicka, Montclair St. 21 664 252 2 .724
*Deb Pallozzi, Ithaca 25 657 334 1 .663
*John Tschida, St. Thomas 17 655 112 0 .854
*Hallie Cohen, Wm. Paterson 32 649 385 4 .627
*$Dee Dee Enabenter, Bri'water (Mass.), San Jose State 27 645 489 4 .569
*Jan Forsty, Bethany (W.Va.) 29 635 394 4 .617
*Jim Kulawiak, North Central (Ill.) 23 634 271 3 .700

*Active coach
$Now coaching at the Division I level
!Now coaching at the Division II level

Coach George Wares

Central College