Dawson Community College Athletic Director Joyce Ayre is excited to announce the college’s hiring of Butte’s Jim LeProwse as the new fast pitch softball coach. LeProwse brings with him more than 15 years of coaching experience in softball, baseball, football and track. Most notably, he has spent the last three years developing, building and coaching the Montana Tech fast pitch program, a club team that has successfully competed against club and intercollegiate teams across the region. “Along with his enthusiasm and love for the game, Jim’s familiarity with college athletics and his experience in recruiting quality student athletes will be assets to the program,” says Ayre. “Jim knows the high school softball talent pool in Montana and has successfully recruited Montana players in the past, which is a certainly a bonus to our program and our campus.”
In addition to his head coaching duties, LeProwse will contribute immediately to the instructional offerings in DCC’s Welding Technology program. Enrollment in the 1-year Certificate of Applied Science program has steadily grown over the past few years due to the solid reputation of the program and the increased demand for skilled welders in the region’s workforce. With plans underway to expand the program’s curriculum and offer a 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree, LeProwse’s knowledge and experience come at just the right time for DCC. He also holds K-12 licensure, which opens up opportunities for DCC to reach out to area high schools with the program.
For more information on the Buccaneer fast pitch program and DCC’s other intercollegiate sports, visit us on the web at new.dawson.edu/athletics or call DCC Athletic Director Joyce Ayre at 1.800.821.8320 (ext. 447). Student athletes who are interested in playing softball at DCC are encouraged to contact Jim LeProwse at 406.498.8707. For more information on the Welding Technology Program, contact Matt Hull in the Admissions department (ext. 458) or Marilyn Dutton in Instructional Services (ext. 405).