Alvy Early was honored Saturday for becoming the winningest college coach in Arkansas history – in all sports and all divisions.

Early, currently the head coach of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Softball team, recorded his 1,162 career victory as a head coach on April 8, breaking a record set by former University of Arkansas Razorback head baseball coach Norm DeBriyn who had 1,161 wins.

Early complied victories for Arkansas-Monticello beginning in 1979 as the head coach of the UAM women’s basketball team and later as the UAM women’s softball coach.