LAS VEGAS – As part of evening events at the NFCA Convention late Friday night, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its 2018 Hall of Fame class, which included Salisbury University's Margie Knight.
Knight is one of the most successful softball coaches in NCAA history, and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at next year's NFCA Convention on December 7, 2018 in Chicago.
Knight will enter her 22nd season at the helm of the Salisbury program in 2018. She has accounted for a 775-178-2 record and a winning percentage of .812. She is the winningest coach in program history and stands fourth in Division III history in winning percentage and 13th in victories. She is sixth in NCAA history – across all divisions – in winning percentage.
Salisbury has won 18 Capital Athletic Conference championships, been in the NCAA tournament 19 times, and advanced to the NCAA championship nine times in Knight's tenure. She has been named the CAC's Coach of the Year 14 times and her coaching staff has been named the NFCA's Regional Coaching Staff of the Year 10 times.
Knight also coached the Salisbury volleyball team from 1997 through 2012, winning eight CAC championships and leading the program to the NCAA tournament eight times including a trip to the NCAA championship weekend in 2012.
Prior to joining the Salisbury coaching ranks, Knight spent 13 years at North Caroline High School coaching softball and volleyball where she won state championships in both sports, winning softball titles in 1988 and 1991. She put together a record of 392-77 in the two sports.
A former Sea Gull student-athlete, Knight was inducted into the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame, for her play on the softball, basketball, and volleyball teams, in 1995.
Knight and the Sea Gulls will begin the 2018 season at Sea Gull Softball Stadium on February 24 and 25 of 2018.