USA Softball Region 9

Willard Fenton


1975 - Manager/Coach

Association: Seattle

National Hall of Fame Member

During his 22-year career, Fenton led teams in Seattle, WA to 1,387 wins of 1,700 games, a .816 winning percentage. In 14 ASA national championships, his teams won 23 games and lost 28. Team’s best finish at the national level was third in 1958. At the regional level, his teams compiled a 73 -17 record, winning 13 regional titles. In 1973, he was named Man of the Year in sports by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Fenton graduated from Seattle University in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He was named as alternate coach for the 1979 USA Men’s Pan American team. He was born April 8, 1923 and died March 17, 2000 at age 76. Fenton was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1976.