Hall of Famer Robert Wakefield enters his second season as the softball head coach at Mid-America Christian University. Wakefield guided the Lady Evangels to 15 wins in his season, a six-win improvement from the previous year. He also led them to a victory in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Central Regional Tournament.
Wakefield brings a highly decorated resume to MACU, as he has been inducted into both the Oklahoma High School Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch Coaches' Association Hall of Fame.
Prior to arriving at MACU, Wakefield was the head coach of the Moore High School Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch Softball teams for 11 years.
He also served as head coach of the Plainview HS Fast Pitch Softball squad for 14 years and guided Plainview's baseball program for 19 seasons.
Overall in his coaching career, Wakefield has won a combined 1,100 games as both a Softball and Baseball head coach, including a sparkling record of 465-186 in Fast Pitch Softball.
He has coached over 25 All-State athletes in softball and baseball and has led his Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch Softball squads to two state championships each, along with 11 regional Slow Pitch championships and seven regional titles in Fast Pitch.
Wakefield also coached his baseball teams to 16 district titles and five regional championships.
He has received Coach of the Year selections by the Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma Coaches' Association and the Daily Ardmoreite, while also being named the Region V Coach of the Year and the National Federation of Coaches Sectional Coach of the Year.
"I am looking forward to creating a new era of tradition and success in MACU softball," Wakefield said.
"I am a firm believer that all things are possible with perseverance and a positive goal- oriented attitude. I look forward to guiding our young ladies to grow as athletes and young adults."
Wakefield graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.