WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University softball program will pay tribute to late Assistant Coach Russ Perkins this Saturday, Feb. 24, before the home opener against The Catholic University of America at the GU Softball Complex at noon.
Perkins passed away on Dec. 29, 2017 in Florida. His obituary is located here.
Prior to the start of the game, a special first pitch will be done by Barbara Willigan, Russ' sister-in-law, along with former Gallaudet softball head coach Sarah Doleac, who retired from coaching in 2009. Coach Doleac and Coach Perkins coached together for many, many years. Former Gallaudet softball alumni are encouraged to attend and to arrive early before the game. If you are a Bison softball alum please gather near the Gallaudet dugout around 11:45 a.m. as we pay tribute to Coach Perkins.