When Edison State Community College’s Athletic Department announced the addition of women’s softball to its list of intercollegiate athletic programs, Dan Cain, of Covington, Ohio, was prepared to take on the role of head softball coach.
Cain will bring numerous years of experience as a coach to Edison State’s new softball program.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to coach at Edison State,” said Cain. “For years, I’ve heard coaches talk about the fact that Edison State didn’t have a program, me being one of those coaches. There is so much talent in this area, not just in players but in the coaching also. I think it is a great opportunity for area kids to continue their education in the classroom and on the field.”
Before joining the coaching staff at Edison State, Cain had a successful career coaching at the high school level, having only two losing seasons in his more than 25-year coaching career.
Most recently, Cain was the head softball coach at Covington High School, where his teams earned numerous league titles, district titles, and made regional appearances. He also coached for Miami East, Northridge, Troy Christian, and Troy where he saw the same winning results.
His coaching garnered him numerous coach of the year awards at Covington High School and Troy Christian High School, as well as, two Southwest District coach of the year awards.
Cain plans to hold the Edison State softball team to the same high standards. “There’s no pressure to win during the first year, but I don’t like to lose,” added Cain. “I expect success and plan to compete right out of the shoot. I know there are athletes in the area that can make wins happen.”
With recruiting efforts underway, Cain is looking forward to the season ahead. “With so many ties with area high school coaches, I have already started recruiting efforts. I’m going to count on the people that I trust to help fill our roster with quality athletes. Athletes who have a team-first attitude, are hard-working, and are here to get their education too.”
With much anticipation comes the thought of successfully running the new softball program. “It will be a challenge starting where we’re at and moving forward, but I am up to the challenge and have confidence that we will make a quality program and see success. I’m counting on gaining quality athletes and the coaching they’ve received to make that happen.”
Outside of coaching, Cain works at Lord Corp. in Dayton where he’s been employed since 2001 and an active member of the Covington Church of The Brethren. He is married to wife, Mauriena, and together they have two daughters, Aubrye and Cassidy.