Consistent Winning Keeps Alabama Fans Coming Back

Setting Goals and Expectations at the Plate

by Kyle Parmley – Fastpitch Network

Strategy and Expectations

Despite residing in the shadow of one of the premier college football programs and in one of the most football-crazed states across the country, the University of Alabama softball program has led the nation in average attendance each of the last nine years.

Not even Patrick Murphy could have envisioned that when he took over the Crimson Tide in 1999. Over his 22 years at the helm of the program, plus the two seasons before that as an assistant, Murphy has seen Alabama softball rise from literally nothing.

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