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Coaching Staff

Renae HartlRenae Hartl

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

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  • Office: Regents Center 217G
  • Phone: (563) 387-1244
  • Senior Women's Administrator/Compliance Officer
  • 13th year as head coach
  • Enters 2014 campaign with a record of 363-146 for a winning percentage of .711
  • Has led Luther to four consecutive appearance at the NCAA III National Championship Finals finishing 5th in 2013, 2012 and 2010; 7th in 2011
  • Luther's national tournament appearance was its 14th in school history and 6th in the past seven years.
  • Luther finished 2013 campaign with an overall record of 33-11
  • Two-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year
  • Led the Norse to Iowa Conference championships in 2012, 2011 and 2007
  • Has coached 51 all-conference, 2 conference MVP, 46 NFCA Midwest Region selections and 13 All-Americans.

Tracy HjelleTracy Hjelle

Assistant Softball

  • Phone: (563) 382-9142
  • 1992 graduate of Iowa State University.
  • 20th 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 8 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


Teri OlsonTeri Olson

Assistant Softball Coach

  • Office: Regents Center
  • Phone: (563) 387-2141
  • 2005 graduate of Luther College.
  • Ninth 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


Erika RandallErika Randall

Assistant Softball Coach

  • 2009 graduate of Luther College
  • Fifth 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


Tami Magner

Assistant Softball Coach

  • 2008 graduate of Luther College
  • Second stint as an assistant coach for the Norse
  • Served as an assistant coach 2008-09
  • Assistant Coach and Marketing/Promotions Coordinatior at Beloit College from 2011-13
  • Graduate Assistant Coach at Western Illinois University from 2009-11
  • Played for the Norse from 2006-08
  • Two-Time NFCA All-American catcher
  • Two-time all-Midwest Region selection
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference selection
  • Served three years as team captain
  • Holds Luther record for career home runs (37)