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GRCC Softball Coach to Receive National Award

Grand Rapids Community College’s head softball coach, Paula Maloley, has been chosen to receive the Easton Victory Club Award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The award recognizes her 600th victory and will be presented today, December 1, in Las Vegas, Nevada at the national conference of the NCFA. 

“This is an absolutely incredible achievement and a well-deserved honor for Coach Maloley,” said GRCC Athletic Director Charlie Wells.  “All of us at GRCC stand proud.”

Coach Maloley has been head coach of the Raider Softball team since 1986. She was assistant coach from 1983-86. Prior to coaching at GRCC, Maloley was the head coach of the Ottawa Hills varsity softball team.  She finished her own collegiate career at Calvin College earning a B.A. in Education and then earned her Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Michigan State University.

The NCFA was organized in the early 1980s and today there are more than 4,100 members from the ranks of college, high school and travel club coaches as well as umpires and fans.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on two downtown Grand Rapids campuses as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.