EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article by Cody Crandall originally appeared in The Post-Journal on February 3, 2017.
Sheilah (Lingenfelter) Gulas, a 1979 graduate of Southwestern Central School and the current softball coach at Ashland University, will be inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017.
Gulas will go into the NFCA Hall of Fame on December 8 at the NFCA Convention in Las Vegas.
According to an official release on the NFCA website, Gulas, who is also Ashland's assistant athletic director and senior woman administrator, is heading into her 21st season as the Eagles' head coach and 31st overall as a collegiate head coach. She needs just one victory to reach 900 for her career and has won nearly 66 percent of her games (899-464-1). Gulas needs only seven wins to reach 700 at Ashland (693-342-1).