Cheryl Sprangel coached the Toledo softball team for 14 years, racking up 461 career victories and 12 winning seasons. The Rocket softball program was in just its fourth year of existence and coming off a 3-24 season when Sprangel took over the program. The transformation was immediate, as the Rockets went 27-19-1 in her debut season in 1984. Her teams went on to win MAC titles in 1985, 1989 and 1992, and came in second place six times. She won MAC Coach of the Year honors in 1985, 1989 and 1992. Her teams qualified for the NCAA tournament in 1989 and 1992. In 1989, the Rockets won the NCAA Mideast Regional Championship and advanced to the College Softball World Series. Sprangel coached two All-America players who are in the Varsity 'T' Hall of Fame, Rhonda King-Randolph and Leigh Ross. She coached four Academic All-Americans, as well. Sprangel left UT in 1997 to accept the head coaching position at Virginia, where she has posted a 234-157 mark in six seasons with the Cavaliers.