This spring will mark Jack Coons' 31st year working with the UAlbany softball program. Since his arrival at UAlbany in 1982, Coons has been an integral part of the Great Danes' success while managing the pitching staff. During that period, UAlbany has compiled over 590 wins and has reached post-season play 25 times. In Coons' tenure, the Great Danes pitching staff has recorded 13 no-hitters, the nation's lowest Division III ERA (0.34), and the Division III record for the most strikeouts per seven innings (12.41). Both marks were established in 1995. UAlbany also won the NYSWCAA tournament three times and the ECAC Division II tournament in 1999.