SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University head softball coach Kim Dean and assistant softball coach Megen Conner were named the 2017 NFCA Division II Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the coaches' association on Monday afternoon.
The Pirates advanced to the DII Championships semifinals in 2017, compiling a 38-14 overall record and going a combined 8-3 in the NCAA postseason, including winning four straight elimination games in the Southeast Regional #2 and sweeping top-seed and No. 3-ranked University of North Georgia in the Southeast Super Regional.
In Salem, the third-seeded Pirates knocked off West Florida and Humboldt State en route to a national semifinals finish, the third for Armstrong State in the last five seasons.
The honor is the first for Dean, who took the helm of the Armstrong State softball program in August of 2016. Conner earns the honor for a second straight season as she was an assistant for the Pirates' 2016 national semifinal squad.
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All eight region winners advance to balloting for the NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year, to be announced on June 20.