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The Delaware Technical Community College softball team has been on a roll this season as the team’s record is 14-2 through 16 games. Delaware Tech’s sweep of Montgomery County on April 10th was extra sweet as it would also give Head Coach Guy Wilkins the 100th win of his coaching career.
The Delaware Tech head coach gave all the credit to his players for helping him get to the milestone win total.
“When you have good players around you, a lot of good things happen,” Wilkins said. “Since I’ve been here, I’ve had the honor of coaching good players and great young ladies.”
In those 100 wins at Delaware Tech, Wilkins has managed 13 NJCAA Region XIX All-Region players, and one NJCAA Division II Softball Player of the Year.
The Delaware Tech softball head coach also gave a lot of credit to his assistant coach Eric Swanson who has been there every day with Wilkins.
“Eric has been with me the entire way,” Wilkins said. “Without him and without all of those great players we have coached, this would’ve never happened.”
Wilkins was hired as Delaware Tech’s softball head coach five years ago, but his coaching knowledge runs deep in the game of baseball and softball. The current head coach of Del Tech started his athletic career at Delaware State University playing baseball and then “as middle school, junior varsity, and varsity assistant coach at Sussex Central High School for 20 years.”
His softball coaching career came in the ten years when Wilkins was the assistant coach and head coach of the Delaware Diamonds, which he led them to ” two national titles, and coached the Big League All-Stars Little League softball team to a Little League World Series win in 2013.”
Wilkins also served as an assistant coach on Delaware Tech’s baseball team for six years.
“Guy Wilkins’ 100th win is a major personal and team accomplishment. This type of milestone comes only through hard work and dedication to his players and program,” said Michael Ryan, collegewide director of athletics. “Coach Wilkins is an incredible ambassador for Delaware Tech softball and our athletics program overall. He is an excellent softball coach on the field, but it is his personal interactions with his players, staff, and colleagues that makes him stand out even more. He truly cares about everyone associated with the program. We are all extremely proud of Coach Wilkins and know that it could not have happened to a better person.”