Duane Joseph McCoy





Elected : USSSA National Hall of Fame: November 1979, New Orleans, LA.
Inducted : November 1980, San Francisco, CA.

Duane, who led his Women's Teams to a pair of World Championships and carried them to 10 straight Class 'A' World Tournaments, was inducted into the USSSA National Hall of Fame in the Manager Category.

A native of Rochester, New York, Duane's Fighting Green and Gold won the 1972 Women's World Championship in Rochester, New York, playing under the Muxworthy's sponsorship. His team turned the trick again in 1977, winning in Detroit Michigan under the PACE banner. Pace finished second at Southgate, Michigan in 1978 under Duane. Additionally, Duane's teams also had another 2nd place finish, a 3rd place finish, two 4th place finishes and a 5th place finish in the Women's Worlds.

The Rochester team compiled a 629-98 record during a 10-year period and was the most consistent Women's Softball Team in the nation. Duane's teams had over 1,500 wins during his coaching career.

Duane will always be remembered for his contribution to the Women's Program. Due to his efforts, hundreds of young women have enjoyed the game of softball as it should be enjoyed.