University of Maryland-Baltimore County
2013 Revolution Softball Pitching, Hitting, and Fielding Clinic
Location: Baltimore, MD
Time: 4:00pm-8:30pm (dinner included)
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Description of UMBC softball and Director Joe French
UMBC's Revolution Softball Clinic will be directed by Head Softball Coach Joe French. Joe has been a mentor at every level, including junior college, D-I, D-II, and D-III.
In 18 years as a head softball coach on the college level, Joe has an impressive record of 541-354-1 with a winning percentage of .605. He has averaged almost 33 wins per season in his 10 years at UMBC, including three campaigns of 40 or more victories, and he ranks in the NCAA's top 50 for Division 1 coaching wins.
French came to UMBC, his first Division I head coaching job, before the 2002 season, and he immediately led the Retrievers to their second-ever NCAA berth and a school-record 47 wins. The Retrievers defeated Bethune-Cookman in the NCAA play-in series for their first victory in an NCAA Tournament game in school history, and they also won a game in the NCAA Regionals with a 7-1 triumph over Liberty. In 2003, French’s Retrievers were Northeast Conference regular-season co-champions.
In French’s first two seasons at UMBC, his teams were 37-7 in Northeast Conference games. With a 40-22 record in 2003, the Retrievers posted back-to-back 40-win seasons for the first time in school history. In 2006 UMBC won 46 games – the second-most in school history – and advanced to its first-ever America East Championships.
A strong recruiter, French is his own recruiting coordinator and has a keen eye for talent, as he looks for strong athletes on the field who are also strong students in the classroom. Over the past 29 years, French's softball and basketball teams have been ranked both regionally and nationally. In addition, his players have received All-America, All-Region, All-ECAC and All-Conference honors. In addition to his work at UMBC, French has worked at a wide range of camps including the Virginia Legends Showcase in Virginia Beach, Va., the Tuff and Tougher Clinic and Showcase and the Home-run Softball Clinic and Showcase.
Other staff members will include his assistant coaches, talented local high school coaches, as well as UMBC softball players.
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