Softball Co-Head Coach Dick Bailey notched the 600th win of his esteemed career when
the Monks swept Albertus Magnus College with 9-1 and 6-2 triumphs in New Haven, Connecticut this spring.
In 11 seasons (1985-95) as the SJC head coach, Bailey notched six conference championships, four NAIA New England Championships and one NAIA Northeast Championship, which resulted in the program’s first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament in 1994. Bailey’s Monks won 20 or more games nine times and broke the single-season wins mark six times while he was at the helm.
Bailey, who headed up the Monks for 11 seasons (1985-95), is now 600-380 (.612) during 29 years as a collegiate softball coach. Appointed as a co-head coach at Saint Joseph’s prior to the 2013 season, Bailey was 244-101 (.707) in his first stint at SJC, added two wins at Westbrook College in 1996, and posted a 197-177 (.527) record in 13 seasons (1997-09) as the head coach at Colby College. In his current role, Bailey has accumulated a 157-84 (.651) record in nearly six full seasons while sharing the coaching duties with fellow Co-Head Coach Jamie Smyth ’92.
Saint Joseph’s follows the NCAA guidelines on co-head coach won-loss records, guidelines that clarify when and how individuals designated with the “co” title earn credit for results (NCAA Statistics Policies and Guidelines: 5).