Oct. 19, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State softball program will host a three-day coaching course Oct. 28-30 conducted by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. “Teaching a Run-Producing Team Offense & Strategy” will be taught by a panel of three coaches including Mississippi State’s Jay Miller, former Northwestern coach Sharon Drysdale and DePaul’s Eugene Lenti.

The course is part of the National Fastpitch Coaches College, which conducts coaching courses and workshops around the country each year. For more information about the course, log onto

“We’re privileged to be hosting another NFCC course with their outstanding curriculum and presenters,” Linda Kalafatis, Ohio State head coach, said. “I’m certain Columbus will have a good turn out again and will be a yearly site for these courses. The NFCA is a great organization and anyone who coaches softball at any level should be a member and should attend the NFCC programs if they have an opportunity.”

The NFCC is conducting eight courses throughout the country, with courses offered from October through January and again in June. Topics ranging from professional development, game-day coaching and cases in coaching are offered.

Courses are offered to allow coaches to pursue status as a one, two, three or four-star master coach.

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