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Burnaby Sports Hall Of Fame 2018
• Coach •

Categories:  Athlete, Coach, Builder and Team.

 

Mike Renney

Softball,

SFU

A winning formula on the ball diamond is to put up crooked numbers on the scoreboard. Well, Mike Renney’s 24 seasons as head coach of the Simon Fraser University women’s softball team is littered with crooked numbers. Check out his career linescore: • Renney coached the Clan in more than 1,000 games accumulating a 640-368 win loss record, a winning percentage of 63.4%. • His SFU teams won four NAIA titles (1999, 2003, 2005 and 2010). • Twenty of his athletes have represented Canada on the senior national team at world championships, Pan American Games and Olympic Games. • Renney coached with Canada at three Olympics. • The 2004 Olympic team’s roster, when Canada finished fifth and which he was head coach, included five former SFU players. • Named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (U.S.) coach of the year three times. • Named NAIA softball coach of the year four times. • Named Sport BC coach of the year in 2003. • Inducted into the Softball BC Hall of Fame in 2012 and the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2014. He has served as a master course coaching instructor, is an international clinician and has been a consultant to Softball Canada on its technical manual revisions.