Muskingum Head Coach, 900-Plus Game Winner, Dies
Nov. 10, 2010
NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) -Donna Newberry, who won more than 900 games as the softball coach at Muskingum University, has died at age 58.
A statement posted on Muskingum's website says Newberry died Wednesday after an extended battle with cancer.
After graduating from Glenville (W.Va.) State College and earning a master's degree from Ohio University, Newberry went on to coach the Muskies for 36 years, winding up her career this past spring. She led Muskingum to a Division III national championship in 2001.
Her teams went 906-419-1 and won 18 Ohio Conference championships. In 2008, she was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Hall of Fame.
She also went 403-216 as Muskingum's women's basketball coach, becoming the only Division III coach to win more than 400 games in two sports.