The PHSC women’s fast pitch softball program began in 1994 with the hiring of current Head Coach Tom Ryan who has established a well respected and competitive program.
The program has an impressive history with 10 post season appearances, four straight seasons of forty wins or more (1997-2000), State Runner Up (1999), and most recently 2011 Region X District P Champions with a fifth place finish at the National Tournament.
Over the years, players have received athletic recognition through NJCAA Player of the Week honors and selection to All-conference, state and regional teams. Also, many have received athletic scholarships to four year programs.
PHSC's women's softball program is proud of its academic success, boasting several players having received Academic All America recognition by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
About the Coach
Thomas A. Ryan, Head Coach
Ryan is in his twenty-second year at PHSC. Hired in 1994 to begin the fastpitch softball program, he has developed a highly competitive program, accumulating over 600 wins at PHSC. His teams have had 12 post season appearances during his tenure, finishing as co-conference champions in 1998 and state runner-up in 1999. As PHSC made the transition to JUCO DII in 2011, Ryan guided the team to a 31-21 season, winning the Region X tournament, District P tournament, and finishing fifth at the JUCO DII National Tournament in Bloomington, Ill. In 2016, his team qualified for the District tournament and finished runner-up.
Numerous players have received recognition for their academic and athletic achievements with eight players being recognized in 2016 for outstanding academic success. Several players have been named to All Conference, All State and All Region teams and he has been instrumental in guiding his players to various four year institutions to continue their academic and athletic careers.
Coach Ryan is a member of the NFCA, and teaches several classes at PHSC. He received a BS at St. Joseph's College and an MS in educational leadership from Nova University.