Booster clinic planners shoot high with college coach TschidaThe Hudson Boosters will have one of the top college softball coaches, at any level, conduct both a coaches’ clinic and a players’ clinic for its softball programs.
The Hudson Boosters will have one of the top college softball coaches, at any level, conduct both a coaches’ clinic and a players’ clinic for its softball programs.
The women’s head softball coach for the University of St. Thomas, John Tschida, is the only college softball coach to win national championships at two different schools, and has done this three times — once at St. Mary’s and twice at St. Thomas.
Tschida has been named MIAC coach of the year eight of the last 14 years and has attained the best winning percentage in Division III at .853 with a 533-92 record. His teams have been nationally ranked each year and his players have earned 22 NCAA all-American honors, 39 academic all-American honors, and 69 all-conference honors.
The clinics run on Sunday, Jan. 11, at Willow River Elementary School, 1118 Fourth St. – use the Oak Street doors. The coaches’ clinic runs from 4-5:30 p.m., and the players’ clinic from 5:30 to 7:30. There is no cost to Hudson Booster coaches. All players, parents and out-of-town coaches will be charged $5.
The Boosters recommend that all players and coaches from both the recreational and competitive programs attend the clinics. Coaches are invited to attend both clinics.
Those who have seen Tschida coach or present at prior clinics say they’ve been impressed.
For questions about Booster girls softball, or these clinics, contact Greg Berg, head of the competitive program, at greg.berg@ yahoo.com or 381-0015, Mark Mitchell, head of the recreational program, at golfdesign@ pressenter.com or 381-5804, or Randy Witthus at email@example.com or 549-5313.