March 20, 2011
GRASSO RESIGNS AS GOLDEY-BEACOM SOFTBALL COACH
Courtesy of Eric Zedalis, Goldey-Beacom SID
PIKE CREEK, Del. – Goldey-Beacom College softball head
coach Jerry Grasso has resigned due to medical reasons, it was
announced Fri., Mar. 18 by Director of Athletics, Chris Morgan.
William Streets, a first-year assistant under Grasso, has been
named the Interim Head Coach.
“I would like to thank Coach Grasso for his years of
service to our softball program and the institution, and we wish
him well,” Morgan said. “I believe the program is
in good hands under the leadership of Interim Head Coach Bill
Street and Assistant Coach Louise Blackwood.”
Grasso was in the fourth season of his second stint at GBC,
and finished with 91 career coaching victories. He led the
Lightning to 19 wins in 2009 after the team had won just 11 games
combined in the two previous seasons.
Streets, who was an avid ASA competitive fast pitch softball
player from 1968-1987 and 1995-97, also boasts a decorated coaching
career at the youth and college level. He coached various ASA
Midway Girl’s Softball teams (10-and-under, 12-and-under,
14-and-under) and collected six Delaware State Championships (1989,
1990, 1999 with the 10-and-under, 1991, 1992 with the 12-and-under
and 1993 with the 14-and-under) and three league championships from
1988-1990 with the 10-and-under squad. His 1990 10-and-under team
also competed in the National Tournament in Broken Arrow,
He also had a coaching stint at Wilmington College (now
Wilmington University) from 1993-97 and then coached at Newark High
School from 1998-2009.