WATERVILLE, Maine – Thomas College Head Softball Coach Terry Parlin has announced today that he will retire after ten seasons leading the Terriers.
"I have really enjoyed my 10 years as a part of the Thomas community," said Parlin. "There are so many people to thank for this great experience. Our softball program is in a great place where I feel they can compete with anyone in the conference and beyond."
Parlin, who compiled a 159-198-3 overall record and 85-47-2 mark in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play, was selected as NAC Coach of the Year two times (2011, 2016). He coached a combined 22 NAC All-Conference Honorees, two NAC Rookie of the Years, a NAC Pitcher of the Year and NAC Player of the Year. Parlin also led the Terriers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017 after winning the NAC Championship that season.
"I would like to thank Terry for all he has done for Thomas College and wish him well on his retirement," said Director of Athletics Shanda Ness. "He has done an incredible job building a very competitive softball program as well as being a very dedicated member of the athletic department. He will be missed!"
In addition to his softball coaching duties, Parlin has worked in a variety of roles at Thomas as both a coach and athletic administrator. He was head coach of the women's soccer team in 2009 as well as an assistant in 2002 and 2008, and coached the baseball team in 1978. He has served as both an Interim and Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Facilities Coordinator, Scheduling Coordinator, Event Manager and Athletic Transportation Coordinator.