WBSC Softball Hall of Fame member, Australian Bob Harrow passes away
22/07/2022 1 Minute Read

WBSC Softball Hall of Fame member, Australian Bob Harrow passes away

The Australian coach led his National Team the the World Championship in Saskatoon 2009, Australia's only world title so far.

Bob Harrow, softball head coach who guided Australia to their only men’s softball world championship in 2009, passed away on Thursday, 21 July, in Canberra, Australia, at 77. Harrow, father of Laing -- currently head coach of the women’s softball national team who led the team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics -- was inducted into the WBSC Softball Hall of Fame in 2011.

A true pioneer of softball in Australia, Harrow dedicated 20 years of service to Softball, and had an enormous impact on Australia’s elite men’s and women’s programs. he led the Australian Men’s team as Head Coach from 2000-2018 and took them to their first World Championship in Saskatoon 2009.

Aussie Steelers Team Manager and long-time friend Michael Titheradge said: “The news of Bob’s passing marks a sad day for softball, as we lose one of our true pioneers. Bob helped shaped Men’s Softball in Australia and formed the foundation of the Aussie Steelers brand, helping to build and deliver a World Championship winning progra

"The Harrow name is globally recognised in softball, and we extend our sympathies to the softball community in Canada where Bob similarly had an enormous impact," Softball Australia said.