Coaching Staff

Renae Hartl

Senior Women's Administrator/Compliance Officer/Head Softball Coach

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  • Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator/NCAA Compliance & Eligibility Officer
  • 14th year as head coach
  • Enters 2015 campaign with a record of 395-153 for a winning percentage of .720
  • From 2010-2013 led Luther to four consecutive appearance at the NCAA III National Championship Finals finishing 5th in 2013, 2012 and 2010; 7th in 2011
  • Last year's national tournament appearance was Luther's 15th in school history and seventh in the past eight years.
  • Luther finished 2014 campaign with an overall record of 32-6 with a final national ranking of 14
  • Two-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year
  • Has led the Norse to regular season Iowa Conference championships in 2012, 2011 and 2007
  • Has coached 56 all-conference, 3 conference MVP, 51 NFCA Midwest Region selections and 14 All-Americans

Teri Olson

Assistant Softball Coach

  • 2005 graduate of Luther College
  • 10th year as an assistant coach
  • Three-year letter winner for the Norse as an outfielder
  • Two-year co-captain
  • Also the head coach for Decorah High School leading the Vikings to a regional final in 2011
  • Also serves as Communications Assistant, Communications and Marketing

Tracy Hjelle

Pitching Coach

  • 1992 graduate of Iowa State University.
  • 21st year as an assistant coach working with the pitchers.
  • Her pitching staff posted the fourth best ERA in the NCAA III in 2010 (1.08) and 2011(1.39,) and 14th best in 2012 (1.62)
  • Luther's pitching staff led the Iowa Conference with an ERA of 1.11 in 2010, 1.39 in 2011 and 1.62 in 2012
  • Has coached 3 All-American and 9 all-conference pitchers
  • Pitched three seasons for the Iowa State Cyclones earning All-Big Eight academic honors
  • Named co-captain her senior year
  • In 2010, the Norse pitching staff set a single season school record for strikeouts with 406

Erika Randall

Assistant Softball Coach

  • 2009 graduate of Luther College
  • Sixth year as an assistant coach
  • Played for the Norse from 2006-08
  • Three-time NFCA Scholar Athlete
  • Two-time Iowa Conference All-Academic Selection
  • Served as a student coach her senior year