Perkins fired as Tech softball coach

In his seventh week on the job, Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski fired his first coach. The victim was softball coach Sharon Perkins, who was let go after a highly successful seven-year tenure.

“After careful consideration, I have decided it is in the best interest of our softball program to go forward under new leadership,” Bobinski said. “I would like to thank Sharon for her service to Georgia Tech and wish her well in future endeavors.”

Perkins won three ACC titles, was named ACC coach of the year three times and made six consecutive NCAA tournaments before this season. The Yellow Jackets went 25-30 this season and lost eight games by run rule.