Distinguished alumni

Dave Hulsart Distinguished Service to Northwestern College

A dedicated volunteer for the Red Raiders, Hulsart has kept the statistics at football games and run the clock at basketball games for over 26 years, even in times of poor health. He also served as head coach for the softball team from 1989 to 2001, compiling a record of 348-183. His teams won nine conference titles, and his 1997 squad was the first NWC softball team to qualify for the NAIA national tournament, finishing ninth with a record of 44-10. Hulsart was named the regional coach of the year in 1994 and ’97 and earned conference coach of the year honors in 2000, the same year he served as president of the NAIA Softball Coaches Association. The N-Club gave him four coaching achievement awards. A former assistant coach for the NWC baseball team, Hulsart is back on the field as an assistant for Head Softball Coach Melanie Mason. He also serves as owner and manager of Dove Christian Book Store in Orange City.

Award year: 2007