With 30 years of coaching experience, including at the college level, Hall of Famer Pat Medler was hired as Monroe Central’s head softball coach Tuesday night.
Medler actually accepted a math teaching job at Monroe Central a month ago where he has 38 years experience in the education field. He is a member of the National Physics Honor Society at Ball State University and the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Medler was the head softball coach at Pendleton Heights from 1987 to 2000, Westfield from 2002-2005, an assistant coach at Butler University from 2012-2014 and head coach at Eastern Hancock the past two years.
He has been named District Coach of the Year twice, All-Star coach one time, and he was elected into the Indiana High School Softball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2002.
During his career, Medler has a winning percentage of .744 compiling a record of 329-113. Those high school seasons produced 8 sectional titles, 8 conference titles, 2 regional titles, and one state finals appearance. He has developed 14 All-State players and one high school All-American.
Medler is also a hitting instructor at Throwback Athletics in Anderson.
“I am looking forward to continuing the successful run that Monroe Central is experiencing in athletics with the continued development of the school’s softball program,” Medler said. “With 30 years of coaching experience, including three at Butler University, softball will provide a journey of hard work and dedication towards success in athletics and life. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of a special athletic program.”