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2010 Softball Coaches
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Danny Fish
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Now entering his second season at the helm of the Lady Bulldogs, Danny Fish has already taken the softball program to unprecedented heights, leading Union to its first ever AAC Tournament title and appearance in the NAIA national tournament, in just his first season.
 
Fish, the eighth head coach of the program, also notched a first season record of 20-and-19 in the 2010 campaign, moving his overall coaching record to 179-134 (.572 winning percentage).
 
Under Fish's leadership, the Lady Bulldogs navigated through the conference tournament as the No. 6 seed, knocking off three higher seeded conference foes en route to the national tournament in Decatur, Ala.
 
Fish's offensive expertise was evident in his first season. Union finished the campaign with a team batting average of .301 (t-64th in the country), a team slugging percentage of .408 (t-78th in the country) and a team averag of 8.13 hits per contest (63rd in the country).

Fish joined Union after a seven-year run as Maryville (Tenn.) College's head softball coach. He coached 28 All-Great South Athletic Conference players and 14 GSAC All-Freshman players. Fish also produced a 100 percent graduation rate with 39 GSAC All-Academic players. He was a three-time GSAC Coach of the Year (2004, 2007, and 2009) with five regular-season titles (2003-2005, 2007 and 2009). Fish also guided the Lady Scots to the 2007 NCAA Division III National Tournament.

While at Maryville Fish compiled a 159-115 (.580 winning percentage) record. In GSAC play, his squads went 80-30 (.733).

He is also a member of the National Fast-Pitch Coaches Association as well.

Fish graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2001 with a degree in physical education after completing his baseball career at the Athens, Tenn., institution. A two-time All-Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference selection, he was named to the NAIA's All-Region XII squad in 2000.
 
Fish started his coaching career at Tennessee Wesleyan as an assistant softball coach for the 2002 campaign. Before attending Tennessee Wesleyan, Fish played at Motlow State (Tenn.) Community College for two seasons.
 
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Lyla Blauser
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Lyla Blauser is now entering her third season as an assistant coach for the Lady Bulldog softball program.
 
While an assistant with Union, Lyla has helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 47-and-44 mark over her first two seasons and a 16-and-16 mark in Appalachain Athletic Conference play.
 
Blauser helped lead the Lady Bulldogs on the national stage in 2010, as Union finished the campaign with a team batting average of .301 (t-64th in the country), a team slugging percentage of .408 (t-78th in the country) and a team averag of 8.13 hits per contest (63rd in the country), to go along with its AAC tournament title and birth in the NAIA national tournament.

No stranger to Union College, Blauser was a five-year member of the Lady Bulldogs and set numerous program records, including most stolen bases in a game (7), most stolen bases in a season (42), most hits in a season (72), most runs scored in a season (62), most career stolen bases (112) and most runs scored in a career. In all, she owns or shares 11 school records.

Blauser was twice named to the All-Appalachian Athletic Conference First Team and made the All-NAIA Region XII First Team in 2007. She was also recognized as a member of the NFCA All-East Region Second Team. She helped the Lady Bulldogs capture their first-ever Appalachian Athletic Conference championship as Union won the regular-season crown in 2007.