PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The head coach of the Plymouth State College softball team has been recognized by his peers as the regional coach of the year.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has named Panther head coach Harry Blood as the Division III Northeast Region Coach of the Year. The second-year PSC coach was also named Little
East Conference Coach of the Year earlier this month.
Blood, who served as interim head softball coach at PSC in 2001, led the Panthers to a 10-20 in his first season. After having the interim removed from his title last summer, Coach Blood led the
Panthers to a 24-13-2 overall record in 2002. PSC finished in second place in the Little East Conference with a 10-4 mark (its highest finish ever), finishing behind NCAA College World Series participant
Western Connecticut. PSC set 11 team and 15 individual school records this spring, including wins (24) and shutouts (14) in a season.
Blood, who was joined on the staff this spring by assistant coaches Tina Price and Steph Ruel, is also a finalist for Division III National Coach of the Year, which will be announced next month.