Tomlinson keeps Poynette softball rolling

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Poynette softball coach Bob Tomilson has been teaching players for 35 years and his teams have won three WIAA state championships.

He says a lot has changed during a coaching journey that started in 1980.

“When I started, I had girls using wooden bats,” says Tomlinson.

Tomlinson has been a driving force in the development of girls softball in Wisconsin.

He’s not only coached girls in Poynette, but dozens in rival towns as well- all to improve the sport.

“If we increase the level of the competition we face, the game itself gets better, more exciting, more interesting and just becomes a better product,” he said.

Tomlinson’s Poynette team is currently ranked second in the state in Division Three.