Maybe DePaul Softball Coach Eugene Lenti isn’t really famous, but he will be inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 12. His long list of accomplishments include:
DePaul University’s all-time winningest coach with 983 wins.
Taking 16 teams to the postseason in his 27 seasons at DePaul, including four appearances in the Women’s College World Series since 1999.
A remarkable 22 All-Americans have been crowned during Lenti’s tenure.
Eight of his student-athletes have been named a conference Player of the Year and another nine have earned conference Pitcher of the Year accolades.
Averaging 36.4 wins per season, Lenti is on pace to be just the ninth coach in Division I to reach the 1,000 win plateau.
And he’s humble, too. Lenti says about the pending induction :
To be inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame is a great honor; but it is more about the program than me. Yes, I have coached the team, but there have been so many student-athletes, assistant coaches, administrators and of course my family that have made the last 27 years possible. I go into the NFCA Hall of Fame with a little piece of everyone that has been apart of the DePaul softball family.
Congrats to Coach Lenti!