Coaching Staff

Renae Hartl

Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator/NCAA Compliance & Eligibility Officer/Head Softball Coach

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  • 15th year as head coach
  • Enters 2016 campaign with a record of 433-161 for a winning percentage of .728
  • In 2015 Luther made its 16th appearance in the national tournament and eighth in the past nine years
  • Luther finished 2015 campaign with an overall record of 38-6 with a final national ranking of 13
  • 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
  • Three-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year - 2007, 2012, 2015
  • Has led the Norse to regular season Iowa Conference championships in 2015, 2012, 2011 and 2007
  • Has coached 64 all-conference, 4 conference MVP, 57 NFCA Midwest Region selections and 16 All-Americans

Teri Olson

Associate Head Coach

  • 2005 graduate of Luther College
  • 11th year with the program first as associate head coach
  • Three-year letter winner for the Norse as an outfielder
  • Two-year co-captain
  • Also serves as Communications Assistant, Communications and Marketing

Tracy Hjelle

Pitching Coach

  • 1992 graduate of Iowa State University.
  • 22nd 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, 1.62 in 2012 and 2.57 in 2015
  • Has coached three All-Americans, two Iowa Conference Pitcher of the Year selections and 10 all-conference honorees
  • 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

Bella Alvarado

Student Coach

    Brooke Stauffer

    Student Coach



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