Fontbonne University softball head coach Bill Rosner picked up his 200th career win on Tuesday, leading the Griffins to a 10-2 win over North Central. Rosner and the Griffins came from behind to notch the milestone win. After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning the Griffins responded with a run in the second and three more in the third to take control. They opened the game up with five runs in the fifth before ending the game with a run in the sixth inning.
Rosner is in his eighth season as Griffins head coach, taking over the program in 2009. He has guided the Griffins to six consecutive NCAA Division III Tournaments and is a three time St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Coach of the Year award winner. He is already the program's all-time leader in coaching wins and set a school record with 34 wins, doing so in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In 2014 he also set a school record by winning 20 consecutive games.
Success for the Griffins has not been just on the field but also in the classroom, finishing in the top ten among NCAA Division III softball teams in team grade-point average in each of the last five years including the top overall spot in the 2012 season.
Fontbonne was picked as the 2016 SLIAC Softball preseason favorites. They open up conference play on March 31 with a home double header against Webster University.