With 700 Wins Each, Schoenig and Kubicka Become Winningest Coaches

Coaches Anita Kubicka and Norm Schoenig

Longtime Montclair baseball and softball coaches Norm Schoenig and Anita Kubicka both joined the ranks of the winningest coaches in Division III history in the spring as each collected their 700th career victories.

Schoenig, who completed his 25th season in 2012, reached the milestone on April 17 as the Red Hawks knocked off Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 15-2 at Yogi Berra Stadium. He became the 21st coach in NCAA Division III baseball history to reach the 700-win mark. Schoenig took over the baseball program in 1988 and has led Montclair State to nearly 43 percent of its victories in the sport’s 80-year history, including five conference titles. His teams have made it to 16 NCAA Tournaments, seven regional championships, and hold the 1993 and 2000 Division III national titles.

Two weeks after Schoenig’s win, Kubicka coached her 700th victory, when her softball team blanked Ramapo College 5-0 in the opening round of the NJAC Tournament. She became the eighth coach in Division III softball history to amass that many victories. Kubicka came to Montclair State in 1991, and in her 22 seasons at the helm, she has guided the Red Hawks to two NJAC championships, three NCAA Regional appearances, and three Top 3 finishes at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship, including this year when Montclair State placed third. Between them, the coaches have won a total of 1,416 games in their careers with each coincidentally winning the exact number of games—708 each.