Inola's Stan Irvine was honored as the 2016 National Softball Coach of the Year at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association's convention Wednesday in Louisville.
Irvine has won four high school state titles and coached six state runners-up. He started Broken Arrow's softball program in 1977 and won a title there in '79. The honor is based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years and winning percentage.
Irvine also has coached at Collinsville, Oologah, Bixby, Booker T. Washington, Mannford, Sapulpa, Berryhill, Mounds, Sand Springs and Carl Albert State. He also has coached baseball and basketball.