Subscribers to ‘Sports Illustrated’, or those thumbing through the popular magazine while waiting in the check-out line may recognize a local face on those slick, glossy pages. Central College softball coach George Wares is among those featured in the September 19th issue in the “Faces in the Crowd” section.
The issue features an all-coaches edition, with Wares being recognized for claiming the all-time NCAA Division III career coaching victories record this past May. Wares has compiled a 909-302-3 record in 27 seasons with four NCAA Division III championships and 23 NCAA tournament berths.
When he’s not orchestrating another victory on the softball field, Coach Wares has been known to lend his knowledge and passion for Central College athletics to the broadcast of Dutch sports on KNIA/KRLS Radio; having frequently served as a commentator with Central broadcaster Trevor Castle during coverage of Dutch football games.