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Carol Hutchins

After serving 38 seasons at the helm of the University of Michigan softball program (1985–2022), Carol Hutchins retired this year as the winningest coach in NCAA softball history with a career record of 1,707-555-5 (.755), and the winningest coach ever in Michigan Athletics history. "Hutch" led Michigan to the NCAA Women's College World Series 12 times, and, in 2005, the Wolverines became the first program east of the Mississippi River to claim the NCAA national championship. In 2016, she was named the inaugural recipient of espnW's Pat Summitt Coaching Award, presented to the coach who "exemplifies the character and courage" of the legendary basketball coach who led the Tennessee Lady Vols.