University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s softball head coach Bob Coolen led his team to a sweep over UC Santa Barbara recording his 1,000th win.
The Rainbow Wahine won both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader winning 3–1 and 5–2 to complete the sweep, claiming the top spot in the Big West with an 8–1 record.
Coolen joins an elite fraternity of coaching brothers at UH Mānoa. Only Jim Schwitters (men’s/women’s tennis–1,327 wins); Dave Shoji (women’s volleyball–1,202 wins) and Les Murakami (baseball–1,079 wins) have notched 1,000 wins during their coaching careers at UH Mānoa.
Coolen’s record at UH Mānoa is now 1,000–608–1. Overall as a head coach, Coolen has a record of 1,072–701–1 when combining his five year record at Bentley College with his UH Mānoa head coaching career.