Nov. 10, 2010

The Associated Press

NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- 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 Web site 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.