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Arizona Softball Head Coach Mike Candrea

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Episode 37:  As the 2014 1 Dream Awards near, Coach Candrea who is the recipient of this year's Custom Eyewear Designs ICON Award will visit us to talk about his time in the sport of the softball.  Coach Candrea enters his 30th season as the head coach of the University of Arizona softball team in 2015 and under his guidance reaching the pinnacle should once again underscore a record of success almost unparalleled by any program in any sport at any level.  He is one of the most respected coaches in the nation, with the accomplishments to supplement: eight national titles in 24 seasons, 21 trips to the Women’s College World Series in the last 25 seasons, 1,387 career victories, a mind-boggling career winning percentage of 80%, 52 All-Americans, four national players of the year and stewardship of Team USA to an Olympic gold medal, to name a few.

WCWS Titles: 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2007.  Following each of the titles in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2007, Candrea was named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I Coach of the Year.

Candrea has stressed academic success, as well, with K’Lee Arredondo (2010, first team), Autumn Champion (2006, second team), Leah O’Brien (first team, 1994, 1995 and 1997), Jenny Dalton (first team in 1996, second team in 1995) and Nancy Evans (1998) earning Academic All-America honors. 

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