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USF softball coach Ken Eriksen now at 999 career victories

The USF alumnus gets his first chance at No. 1,000 Friday at home vs. East Carolina.
USF's Ken Eriksen, 60, has a .659 career win percentage (999-514-1) in 23-plus seasons as softball coach of his alma mater.
USF's Ken Eriksen, 60, has a .659 career win percentage (999-514-1) in 23-plus seasons as softball coach of his alma mater. [ DIRK SHADD | Times (2019) ]
Published Apr. 25
Updated Apr. 25

Following arguably his team’s most dazzling weekend of the season, USF softball coach Ken Eriksen stands on the cusp of a milestone — and millennial — triumph.

The Bulls’ 8-1 rout Sunday afternoon of No. 23 Wichita State (33-9-1, 15-4-1 American Athletic Conference) gave the 60-year-old USF alumnus his 999th career victory. Eriksen, whose team (24-12, 12-3) won three of four at WSU over the weekend, makes his first attempt at 1,000 Friday at noon when the Bulls open a four-game home series against East Carolina.

Admission is open only to those on USF’s pass list, but the game will be streamed live on ESPN+, with an online radio broadcast on @BullsUnlimited.

Related: As another milestone looms, a list of Ken Eriksen's memorable USF softball wins

The coach of the U.S. Olympic team set to seek a gold medal in Tokyo later this year, Eriksen will enter Friday’s game with a career mark of 999-514-1 for a .659 winning percentage.

The Shockers’ three losses to the Bulls represented half their season loss total entering the series. On Sunday, Bulls senior right-hander Georgina Corrick (18-4) tossed a three-hitter for her third complete-game triumph of the weekend, and hit a three-run home run during a seven-run fifth inning.

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