Assistant Coach Joe Yocabet
Joe Yocabet is entering his 26th season overall on the Yellow Jacket softball staff in 2012. He is a member of the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year.
Yocabet retired in 2007 after 12 seasons as head coach, but chose to stay on the staff and assist current head coach and friend Tom Spencer. As head coach, he compiled a 226-212 career record, including a 117-94 mark against OAC teams. His 226 victories are the most-ever by a BW fast-pitch coach.
From 1993-99, Yocabet led the Yellow Jackets to a 134-121 record, including three 20-win seasons. Then after spending three years as an assistant to Tom Spencer (2000-2002), he returned to the helm and led his team to a 25-16 overall record and into the OAC Championship game in 2002-2003.
Prior to becoming head coach, Yocabet served as an assistant coach in charge of pitchers and catchers from 1986 through 1993. He was an assistant when BW had its best-ever fast-pitch season in 1992 with a 28-11 record and an NCAA Division III National Tournament berth.
Yocabet first began coaching softball at Lakewood High School in 1981 before coming to BW in 1986. A member of the Greater Cleveland Softball Hall of Fame, Yocabet was a very successful player as a pitcher. In the military service, Yocabet played for a United States Air Force team that won the All-Military title in 1956 and 1957. Also as an amateur player, Yocabet was a member of the Cleveland based American Softball Association (ASA) national champion Pyramid Cafe team in 1975. Yocabet last played competitively in 1982.
BW Softball Coaches Named Ohio Athletic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year (Posted on May 9, 2011)