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Longtime Waterloo Coach enters Softball Hall of Fame


WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Longtime Waterloo coach Gaylen Tann is in line for a special honor.  Tann has been inducted into the Softball Coaches Hall of FameTann served as the head varsity softball coach at West for 24 seasons, amassing 608 wins during his time.  

Tann began his coaching career as a baseball coach at Waterloo Central High School, before moving to West to coach soft­ball. During his time with West, the softball team played in nine regional finals and beat Garnavillo 2-1 in a record-setting 31-inning game on July 12, 1986. During his time as a coach, Tann also led the girls' varsity basketball and volleyball teams at West and the girls' varsity basketball team at Columbus High School at different times. He retired from coaching in 2000.

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