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Duke assistant coach Josh Bloomer
Bloomer Receives National Coaching Staff Award
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/24/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke softball assistant coach Josh Bloomer and his staff were named NFCA High School National Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for his time as Louisville Male High School head coach. The Louisville Male staff receive the award after an undefeated (39-0) season and the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championship.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Coach Bloomer and what he accomplished,” said Duke head coach Marissa Young. “This award reiterates why we brought him to Duke. We are excited for what he will bring to further the Blue Devils pursuit of developing a Championship Culture.”

Over seven seasons at Louisville Male High School, Bloomer compiled a 458-147-4 mark as the head coach and led the Bulldogs to six regional championships, as well as state runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2017 and the state title in 2019. During the 2019 season, Male finished the season holding the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll. In addition, the team outscored opponents 341-39 throughout the season.

Bloomer also received recognition as a finalist for the USA Today’s National High School Coach of the Year award.

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