STARKVILLE, Miss.--University of Arizona head coach Mike Candrea, along with assistants Nancy Evans, Larry Ray, Dave Feinberg and student assistant Alicia Hollowell, have been named the 2007 NFCA Division I Coaching Staff of the Year, the association announced Monday.
The UA staff, which also claimed Pacific region honors, will be honored at the 2007 NFCA National Convention that will be held Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Candrea and his staff led the Wildcats to a second coinsecutive national title and the eighth in program history in 2007. ?UA finished the year 50-14-1 as it fought off five elimination games at the Women1s College World Series en route to hoisting the trophy and earning a final No. 1 ranking in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll.
The Arizona coaching staff guided the team to a 10th Pac-10 title that earned its 21st consecutive NCAA tournament berth.
Other coaching staffs honored on the regional level included Ohio State, Hofstra, Long Island, DePaul, Tennessee, Baylor, Virginia Tech, Florida and Hawaii.