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Softball Coaching Transactions

Softball Coaching Changes

The NFCA compiles the latest in coaching changes throughout fastpitch softball. Transactions are grouped by month and updated as they become available. Hyperlinks below link to each school’s official press release. To submit a transaction or if you have an inquiry about job postings, please email Brian Stanley. 

January | March | April May

May 

WingateWingate (NCAA DII/May 21) - Chaley Sims promoted to associate head coach.

BrownBrown (NCAA DI/May 21) - Head coach Kate Wheeler stepped down.

Appalachian StateAppalachian State (NCAA DI/May 22) - Hired former Ohio State assistant Whiney Jones as head coach.

NevadaNevada (NCAA DI/May 21) - Interim head coach Marina Demore will not return as head coach.

UC San DiegoUC San Diego (NCAA DI/May 20) - Announced Patti Gerckens will no longer serve as head coach after 32 seasons.

Concordia WisconsinConcordia Wisconsin (NCAA DIII/May 17) - Announced head coach Steve Crook has stepped down after 25 seasons leading the program.

RiponRipon (NCAA DIII/May 17) - Announced head coach Steve Wammer has stepped down to assume the role of associate athletic director.

ClarkClark (NCAA DIII/May 17) - Announced retirement of head coach Linda Wage after 36 seasons leading the softball team and 39 years at the school.

Georgia StateGeorgia State (NCAA DI/May 14) - Head coach Angie Nicholson's contract was not renewed.

MontanaMontana (NCAA DI/May 13 - Head coach Melanie Meuchel resigned.

Northern IllinoisNorthern Illinois (NCAA DI/May 13) - Head coach Christina Sutcliffe contract was not renewed.

Ohio StateOhio State (NCAA DI/May 13) - Kelly Kovach Schoenly will not return as head coach in 2025

SUNY PlattsburghSUNY Plattsburgh (NCAA DIII/May 9) - Announced Sam Van Dorn is stepping away as head coach to pursue other opportunities.

NorwichNorwich (NCAA DIII/May 8) - Announced Matt Cetin is stepping down as head coach after four seasons.

DePaulDePaul (May 8/DI) - Head coach Tracie Adix-Zins will not return. Karla Ross, aAssociate head coach, has been appointed as interim head coach. 

HamptonHampton (May 7/DI) - Head coach Monique White resigned.

Abilene ChristianAbilene Christian (May 7/DI) - Head coach Abigail Farler will not return in 2025.

Appalachian StateAppalachian State (May 7/DI) - App State has parted ways with head coach Shelly Hoerner.

Montana State BillingsMontana State Billings (May 7/DII) - Head coach Lisa McKinney stepped down.

PacificPacific (May 4/DI) - Head coach Brian Kolze retires after 32 seasons.

April

Seminole State College of FloridaSeminole State College of Florida (April 18/NJCAA I) - Announced head coach Courtney Miller will retire at the end of the 2024 season.

OmahaOmaha (April 18/NCAA DI) - Announced head coach Mike Heard has signed a contract extension through the 2028 season.

Valparaiso Valparaiso (April 1/DI) - Head coach Meaggan Pettipiece has resigned. Assistant coach Laney Jones named interim head coach.

March

AuburnAuburn (March 26/D1) - Head coach Mickey Dean to step down after 2024 season.

William PeaceWilliam Peace (March 19/DIII) - Announced head coach Charlie Dobbins will retire after the 2024 season.

LeTourneauLeTourneau (March 8/DIII) - Announced that head coach Stan Wells will retire at the end of the 2024 season and be succeeded by program alum and current assistant Macey Mize.

Lake LandLake Land (DIII) - John Hendrix named interim head coach at Lake Land College.

January

LasellLasell (DIII) - Selected Rochester AC Paul Gray as head coach.

John JayJohn Jay (Jan. 25/DIII) - Named longtime Division II head coach Joe Burbridge interim head coach.

Maranatha Maranatha (Jan. 23/DIII) - Announced Jarid Lawson will succeed Rob Thompson as head coach following completion of the 2024 season.

Brooklyn CollegeBrooklyn College (Jan. 12/DIII) - Named Fontbonne Academy (HS) head coach Frank Marinello to same position.

CrownCrown (Jan. 9/DIII) - Named Stayton High (Ore.) head coach Ryan Borde to same position.

Cal Poly HumboldtCal Poly Humboldt (Jan. 5/DII) - Named Southwestern Oregon CC (NWAC) head coach Megan Corriea to same position.

 

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