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South View Softball Field Named In Honor Of Eddie Dees

HOPE MILLS—Former South View High School head women’s softball coach Eddie Dees recently received an important honor.

Dees, one of the state’s most successful coaches in softball during a 25-year coaching career, was recognized as the softball field at South View was officially dedicated as Eddie Dees Field in ceremonies before South View hosted Fayetteville E.E. Smith. The Fayetteville Observer reported the story.

During his time at South View, Dees saw his teams posted a tremendous 538 victories against just 144 losses and earned 18 conference championships. South View also won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A championship in 1993.

The former South View coach was in the inaugural class of the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and is also a member of the Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame.