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Don Bishoff, Softball Coach 2002-2007

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Don's personal quote
We ask our student-athletes to strive for excellence in the classroom and on the athletic field. Excellence is an inner drive to be the best you can be. The desire to excel is what changes ordinary people into extraordinary individuals.

An extraordinary individual

Don lost his battle to cancer on June 13, 2008. In his six-year tenure (2002-2007) he proved his skills as a coach, and his dedication to the student-athletes in the softball program at AACC.

  • His teams finished nationally ranked every year except one (2007) in NJCAA Division III
  • NJCAA Region XX and District "H" champions every year except 2007
  • NJCAA Region XX and District "H" Coach of the Year every year except 2007
  • NJCAA final rankings of his teams (prior to tournament): 2002- 2nd, 2003-1st, 2004-4th, 2005-5th, 2006-1st
  • Produced 16 All American players in the NJCAA and NFCA
  • Won the NJCAA Division III national championship in 2003 and he was the National Coach of the Year
  • Other national championship finishes: 2nd in 2002, 4th in 2004, 5th in 2005, 3rd in 2006
  • National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Coach of the Year in 2003
  • Maryland JUCO champions and he was the JUCO Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006
  • Don was recognized at the 2008 AACC athletics awards ceremony for his outstanding contributions to AACC athletics. His daughter Kristen Bishoff accepted the plaque.

Background & Experience
Former head softball coach, Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, MD
Coached Lake Shore Athletic Association summer select teams

Years employed at AACC
2002-2008