Lead The Way – Student Development Series: Encourage the Heart

Lead The Way – Student Development Series: Encourage the Heart

Encourage the Heart

Tom Drohner – Softball Coach, Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH)

Monday, February 11
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Rapids Campus – Room L134

(Via TelePresence in Adams– Room 116, Marshfield – Room 105, and Stevens Point – Room 212)

Accomplishing extraordinary things in organizations is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize contributions that individuals make. In every winning team, the members need to share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments. They make people feel like heroes.

Tom Drohner

About Tom Drohner
Tom Drohner has been a coach at Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) for 21 years. He has coached in 562 games during that time, picking 468 wins, and continues to coach with a current record of 495-67 through the 2018 season. He has won 20 conference championships, 18 regional championships, and 14 sectional championships. Under his tenure, SPASH advanced to the state tournament 14 times and has won the state championship in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2016, with a runner-up in 2000. He is the only coach in Wisconsin state softball history to win four consecutive state championships from 2001 thru 2004. He has help develop 50 first team All-State players, won 19 consecutive Wisconsin Valley Conference (WVC) Championships. He has also coached two Gatorade players of the year, three Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (WFSCA) players of the year, and 12 WVC Players of the Year. He was named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Coach of the Year for the State of Wisconsin four times (2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011).

Tom is married to Kate Drohner since 1994, and they have four children: DJ, Aubrey, Avery, and Tommy.  His daughter Aubrey helped win the 2016 state championship for SPASH and was named the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Co-Player of the Year in the 2016 softball season.

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