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Steve Babinski Named NFCA Midwest Coach of the Year

MNU Head Softball Coach Steve Babinski was named the Midwest Region Coach of the year by the National Fast pitch Coaches Association. NFCA announced its honorees June 28, 2010.

Babinski led the Pioneers to a 46-8 record, claiming Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season and post-season championships. The 2010 team competed in the NAIA national softball tournament for the first time in MNU's history.

"This was a remarkable year, with all the makings of a dream season. It was really hard for it to end and close the books on such an amazing season," says Babinski.

This is Coach Babinski's first NFCA Region Coach of the Year honor. In 2006 he was named the HAAC Coach of the Year and the NAIA Region 5 Coach of the year. The NFCA regions are larger and comprise a greater number of schools. There are five Regions and the Midwest Region has 50 colleges and universities.

"I feel very blessed to be voted for such an elite award," says Babinski. "God has blessed our hard work, our talent, and our pursuit of excellence and we give Him all the glory."

Babinski is one of the five 2010 Region Coaches of the Year. The NFCA will now choose one of these five coaches as the 2010 NFCA National Coach of the Year.

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