Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ausanio Has Marist Softball On The Move

An interesting write up on MAAC Coach Of The Year Joe Ausanio from the Buffalo News:

Ausanio and the Red Foxes last month tied a school record (with the 1995 and 2006 teams) for wins in a season, with 33. That's a 23-win improvement from 2010.

"I'm really pleased with how the program is evolving," Ausanio said. "The beautiful thing about coaching women is they're so absorbent. When you ask them to do something, and they see it works, it's amazing to see the transformation on their face."

The Kingston, N.Y., native was named the Anaconda Sports Coach of the Year for guiding the turnaround, during which Marist won 22 of its final 30 games, with a 13-game winning streak. The team led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in RBIs (253), extra-base hits (122) and on-base percentage (.384) and set a program record with nine run-ruled victories...

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