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SIUE softball coach reaches 1,000 wins

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville softball coach Sandy Montgomery became one of just 32 college coaches in collegiate athletics with 1,000 career victories. The former Cougars pitcher is in her 30th season as a coach.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville softball coach Sandy Montgomery became one of just 32 college coaches in collegiate athletics with 1,000 career victories. The former Cougars pitcher is in her 30th season as a coach. SIUE Athletics

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville softball coach Sandy Montgomery joined the list of collegiate head coaches with 1,000 career wins Friday as the Cougars defeated Holy Cross 4-2 in the opening game of the Under Armour Showcase at Eddie Moore Field.

Montgomery became the 32nd head coach in all divisions to break the 1,000-win barrier. Among NCAA Division I coaches, she is the 13th to pass 1,000 wins.

SIUE used a four-run rally in the fifth inning to improve its season record to 15-4. Pitcher Emily Ingles earned the win and is now 4-1.

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