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2005 Softball Season > Fran Troyan

Fran Troyan

Bio: Fran Troyan begins his eleventh year as head coach of the Lehigh softball team. As head coach, Troyan has an overall record of 318-186-2, a Patriot League record of 142-27, and he has led Lehigh to nine Patriot League regular season titles, four tournament titles, and three NCAA Tournament appearances. Under Troyans guidance, Lehigh has captured seven consecutive regular season Patriot League crowns and have won the last two tournament titles as well. Last year, Troyan guided the Mountain Hawks to a 41-8 record and a perfect 18-0 mark in Patriot League play. The 41 victories established new school and league records for wins in a single season. Troyans 2005 team became the first team since the Patriot Leagues inaugural season to go undefeated in league play. The Mountain Hawks won the leagues postseason tournament for the second straight year and third time in the last five years, earning the leagues subsequent automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
A 1986 graduate of Allegheny College, Troyan earned his bachelors in International Studies and later received his law degree from The Dickinson School of Law in 1989. Troyan was an Academic All-America shortstop at Allegheny in 1985, a First-Team All-North Coast Atlantic Conference shortstop in 1985 and 1986, and competed internationally with Athletes in Action.
Troyan came to Lehigh initially as an assistant coach to his wife, Sue, in 1990 and became head coach in 1995. In his 13 seasons on South Mountain, Lehigh has won 12 regular season Patriot League Championships and seven Patriot League Tournament Championships. As head coach, he has produced 17 Regional All-Americans, including Emily Ling in 2005. He has coached three Verizon Academic All-Americans and 82 All-Patriot League selections. Last season seven players were selected to All-Patriot League teams. In 2005, the Mountain Hawks boasted the Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year, and after a league record 41 win season, Troyan was named as the Patriot League Coach of the Year for the second time. He was also named Coach of the Year in 1997. In addition, Troyan periodically provides legal advice to the Lehigh Athletic Department.
Fran and Sue reside in Bethlehem, Pa. with their daughter Katie (11), and sons David (8) and Matthew (6).

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Coach History/Record

Year Job Title Wins Loss Ties
2006Head Coach43140
2005Head Coach41100
2004Head Coach40172
2003Head Coach39100
2002Head Coach36160
2001Head Coach39150
2000Head Coach26230
1999Head Coach20310
1998Head Coach24270
1997Head Coach21200
1996Head Coach33140

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