Gulas Named as Part of 2017 NFCA Hall Of Fame Class

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:21 -- admin

Sheilah Gulas holds many titles – Ashland University's Head Softball Coach, Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator.

Gulas now can be known as something else, as well – 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Famer.

Friday (Dec. 9) night at the 2016 NFCA Convention in New Orleans, La., Gulas was announced as a member of the NFCA's 2017 Hall of Fame class. She and the rest of the class will be inducted at the 2017 NFCA Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 8.

The 2017 season will be Gulas' 21st at Ashland and her 31st overall as a college head softball coach. She needs just one win for 900 in her career (899-464-1, .659), and seven wins for 700 victories at Ashland (693-342-1, .669).

At Ashland, Gulas has gone 20-for-20 in the way of winning seasons, while coaching six AU Hall of Famers, making 12 NCAA Division II postseason appearances and winning five Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships.

Gulas has been named GLIAC Coach of the Year three times (1998, 2009 and 2010).

In Gulas' second season at Ashland, 1998, she led the Eagles to a school-record 53 wins (53-6) and a season-ending ranking of No. 3 in the country. Ashland has won 40 or more games five times under Gulas' tutelage.

Gulas will go into the NFCA Hall of Fame in 2017 along with Karen Mullins (Connecticut), Gary Haning (OC Batbusters) and Vickee Kazee-Hollifield.