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Duck Coaches Tapped as Pacific Region Staff of the Year
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 06/26/2013
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – After leading the University of Oregon softball team to its first-ever Pac-12 title, the Duck coach staff was recently honored as the Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Fourth-year head coach Mike White, and assistant coaches Blake Miller and Chelsea Spencer directed UO (50-11) to its second most wins ever, a 19-5 Pac-12 record, and third-place national rankings in the USA Softball and NFCA polls to cap the regular season.

Going into the postseason, the Ducks went 16-0 at home at Howe Field, then staked a 3-0 mark in the Eugene NCAA Regional with wins over BYU, North Carolina and Big Ten Tournament champion Wisconsin. In their fourth straight (and ever) Super Regional bid, the Ducks lost the three-game series to No. 14 Nebraska by a 2-1 count.

Career-wise, White now sports a 173-66 mark at the helm that includes a 16-8 postseason ledger and two other third-place Pac-12 finishes.

Other regionally-honored coaching staffs included Oklahoma (Central), Michigan (Great Lakes), Virginia Tech (Mid-Atlantic), UAB (Mideast), Nebraska (Midwest), Hofstra (Northeast), South Alabama (South), Tennessee (Southeast), Arizona State (West).

The national champion Sooners also received national coaching staff of the year laurels.

- www.GoDucks.com

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