Bloomsburg (Pa.) University softball and field hockey coach Jan Hutchinson, a past winner of the United States Sports Academy’s C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award, has announced her retirement effective at the end of the 2010 softball season.
Hutchinson is in her 32nd season at Bloomsburg, where she has won a combined 1,747 games in field hockey and softball. She has won 15 national championships and 16 conference titles in her 28 years as a field hockey coach. She is the all-time leader in career wins for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II schools. Her teams have made 27 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Hutchinson embodies the spirit of the C. Vivian Stringer Award, which is presented to a woman for outstanding achievements as a coach. The winner should exhibit a high standard of professionalism, imagination and innovation as a character-builder in the tradition of great teacher-coaches. Hutchinson won the award in 2006.
The Academy presents its Awards of Sport each year to pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sport, in categories as diverse as the artist and the athlete in several different arenas of sport.