Don Wiens (g’80)

63, Battle Ground, Wash.
Sept. 26, 2021

Hosea Bell (g’87)

57, Stillwater, Okla.
Sept. 17, 2021

Bell was born on September 2, 1964, in Memphis, Tenn. He graduated from Tabor College in 1987 with a degree in social work. Bell served as the head softball coach at Sterling College for 15 years, beginning in 1999. At Sterling, Bell was also an assistant football coach and head men’s and women’s track coach. Other coaching endeavors included Newman University in Wichita, Kan., and St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan. In 2013 he moved to Perkins, Okla. and accepted a position as the head softball coach at Langston University where he worked for over eight years. Bell tallied 795 career victories which placed him as the sixth winningest softball head coach in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). He created the National HBCU Softball Classic, now called the Red Dirt Classic, which is held annually at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Langston is looking to name the Red Dirt Classic after Bell to honor his lifelong legacy.

Raul Vera (fs’81)

63, Merriam, Kan.
June 10, 2021

Rita Williams (g’80)

64, Troy, Ala.
Jan. 1, 2020