Softball

  • Four NCAA Div. III championships
  • National record 27 NCAA playoff berths
  • 13 national finals appearances
  • 66 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 27 NCAA Division III tournament berths and four national crowns.

Central career coaching records

Coach Yrs. W-L Pct. Playoff app.
George Wares 31 1041-347-3 .749 27
Gary Boeyink 9 58-124 .318 0
Jim Van Hoeven 1 4-16 .200 0

 

Winningest active NCAA Div. III coaches, by victories
(minimum, 5 years experience--entering 2016 season)

Coach, school Yrs. W L T Pct.
George Wares, Central 31 1041 347 3 .749
Denny Griffin, Alma (Mich.) 28 832 311 0 .728
Julie Lenhart, Corland St (N.Y.) 26 821 345 2 .704
John Tschida, St. Thomas (Minn.) 21 812 149 0 .845
Anita Kubicka, Montclair St. (N.J.) 25 809 296 2 .732
Deb Pallozzi, Ithaca (N.Y.) 29 761 391 1 .660
Hallie Cohen, Wm. Paterson (N.J.) 36 759 442 5 .631
Jim Kulawiak, North Central (Ill.) 27 755 323 3 .700
Margie Knight, Salisbury (Md.) 19 717 153 2 .823
John Bryne, Moravian (Pa.) 22 713 222 0 .763
Jan Forsty, Bethany (W. Va.) 33 712 479 4 .597
Kim Wilson, Rowan (N.J.) 25 686 271 0 .717
Sandy Douglas, Mount Union (Ohio) 30 671 429 1 .610
Henry Christowski, Simpson 20 624 212 2 .746
Kris Herman, Williams (Mass.) 28 616 349 5 .638

 

Winningest active NCAA Div. III coaches, by percentage
(minimum, 5 years experience--entering 2016 season)

Coach, School Yrs. W L T Pct.
John Tschida, St. Thomas (Minn.) 21 812 149 0 .845
Margie Knight, Salisbury (Md.) 19 717 153 2 .823
Jackson Vaughan, Linfield (Ore.) 14 523 125 1 .807
Mike Reed, Texas-Tyler 14 525 129 0 .803
Cheryl Milligan, Tufts (Mass.) 12 406 112 0 .784
Mike McKenzie, Aurora (Ill.) 12 410 119 0 .774
Penny Siqueiros, Emory (Ga.) 17 560 165 1 .772
John Bryne, Moravian (Pa.) 22 713 222 0 .763
Janae Shirley, East Texas Baptist 8 283 90 0 .759
Brandon Elliott, Virginia Wesleyan 8 259 84 0 .755
Keith Parr, Christopher Newport (Va.) 12 405 134 1 .751
George Wares, Central 31 1,041 347 3 .749
Henry Christowski, Simpson 20 624 212 2 .746
Donnie Danklefsen, Trine (Ind.) 11 344 121 0 .740
Anita Kubicka, Montclair State (N.J.) 25 809 296 2 .732

 

Winningest all-time NCAA Div. III coaches, by victories
(minimum, 10 years experience--entering 2016 season)

Coach, school Yrs. W L T Pct.
*George Wares, Central 31 1,041 347 3 .749
*Bob Timmons, Coe 29 927 366 0 .717
Donna Newberry, Muskingum (Ohio) 36 906 419 1 .684
*!Sheila Gulas, Ashland (Ohio) 29 867 443 0 .662
*Denny Griffin, Alma (Mich.) 28 832 311 0 .728
*Julie Lenhart, Cortland St. (N.Y.) 26 821 345 2 .704
*John Tschida, St. Thomas (Minn.) 21 812 149 0 .845
*Anita Kubicka, Montclair St. (N.J.) 25 809 296 2 .732
*Deb Pallozzi, Ithaca (N.Y.) 29 761 391 1 .660
*Hallie Cohen, Wm. Paterson (N.J.) 36 759 442 5 .631
*Jim Kulawiak, North Central (Ill.) 27 755 323 3 .700
June Walker, TCNJ 22 721 154 0 .824
*Margie Knight, Salisbury (Md.) 19 717 153 2 .823
*John Byrne, Moravian (Pa.) 22 713 222 0 .763
*Jan Forsty, Bethany (W. Va.) 33 712 479 4 .597

*Active coach
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!Now coaching at the Division II level

Coach George Wares

Central College