WPI mourns loss of recently retired head softball coach George LeGacy
WORCESTER, Mass. -- It is with great sadness that WPI shares the news of the passing of recently retired head softball coach George LeGacy.
In addition to his coaching accolades, the "Chief" was a true friend to all of WPI's student-athletes, teams, coaches and co-workers. LeGacy was a true ambassador to the entire university.
LeGacy won 101 games for WPI, including his 100th just this past spring in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Smith. He guided the Crimson and Gray to two of their three highest win totals, including a school-best 24-16 mark in 2012.
Under LeGacy's tutelage, the Engineers qualified for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tournament in 2009 and '12, sported a NEWMAC rookie of the year in 2011 and had six different players named all-conference. His players also enjoyed success in the classroom, earning Academic All-NEWMAC honors a total of 31 times and had five different Co-SIDA Academic All-District 1 first-team selections.
Prior to becoming the head coach, LeGacy had served as an assistant coach at WPI for seven years. He had also just joined the staff at Clark, where his daughter Michelle was a standout pitcher in the 90s.
A Worcester native, LeGacy was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. Before pursuing his passion for coaching softball, he showcased his musical talents playing bass and singing lead in the local band circuit.