Softball Head Coach

Softball
First Name: 
Heinz
Last Name: 
Mueller
Coach Bio: 

Coach Mueller enters his 29th season at the helm of the Phoenix College Softball Program. The 2019 squad had 3 sophomores who transferred to four year colleges on scholarships  The 2020 squad will have 11 returners  and  9 incoming freshman  making up the squad.
 
In 2019 Phoenix College ranked fourth in the nation in the final poll. 2019 squad also finished second at the NJCAA Nationals for the fourth time in their history. The Bears have won 8 national titles of them in the last 20 years. They have also won 17 region 1 titles within those years and were champions in the ACCAC with a overall record of 52-9 for the 7th time in their history. The team is consistently ranked in the top 30 of the nation academically with 3.00 G.P.A. or higher.
 
Coach Mueller laid the groundwork to establish the program in his first ten years and is considered by many to have one of the finest programs in the nation. He has won 1395 games and should win his 1400 game in the NJCAA in the 2020 season. He is first in games won by any active juco coach. He has coached 131 All-Americans and 80 Academic All-Americans and over 260 have received four-year softball scholarships, and over 275 have graduated from Phoenix College under his reign.
 
Coach Mueller received the NJCAA National Championship Coach of the Year eight times and his staff has received the NFCA Speed line Coaching Staff of the Year Award for the years 2005-06-07-2012.
 
Coach Mueller is a current member of the NFCA and NJCAA Coaches Association. He was inducted into the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame as well as the NJCAA Hall of Fame.. He is also a member of the Phoenix College Hall of Fame and the Athletic Hall of Fame. His latest induction was into the ACCAC/ Region 1 Hall of Fame last year. In December 2020 he will be inducted into the National Fast pitch Softball Hall of Fame. His entry means that he is considered one of the best college coaches in all divisions of play.
 
He is married to Janet Mueller and has one daughter Tina, two-step sons Jason and Ben with 7 grandchildren.