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​GV names new softball coach

For the first time since 1990, the Grand Valley State University softball program has a new head coach.

GVSU replaced 38-year employee and 24-year head coach Doug ‘Doc’ Woods, who recently retired, with top assistant Dana Callihan on May 30.

Callihan has been a part of the Laker program for 17 seasons (four as a player and 13 as a coach). Since she joined the team in 2002, the Lakers have posted a 473-197-1 record, which is good enough for a .706 winning percentage.

GVSU racked up 574 wins and four GLIAC titles in that span, and made nine trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Callihan was a part of the NFCA Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 2011, and is a member of both the NFCA and Alliance of Women Coaches (AWC).



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