Coaching Staff

Renae Hartl

Athletic Director/Head Softball Coach

  • The 2020 campaign will be Coach Hartl's 19th year as head coach
  • During her career she has posted a record of 587-192 for a winning percentage of .754
  • In 2018 Luther made its 20th appearance in the national tournament and 11th in the past 13 years
  • Luther finished the 2018 campaign with a third place finish at the National Championship finishing the year with an overall record of 43-11
  • She has led Luther to five appearance at the NCAA III National Championship Finals finishing 5th in 2013, 2012 and 2010; 7th in 2011; 3rd in 2018
  • Five-time Conference Coach of the Year - 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Has led the Norse to regular season Iowa Conference championships in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011 and 2007
  • Has led the Norse to Conference Tournament titles in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Collectively, her athletes have earned 85 all-conference honors; 4 have been named Conference MVP; 3 have been named Pitcher of the Year; 79 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest Region selections; and 23 All-America honors
  • Ranks 39th for Winningest Coaches All-Divisions for Win Percentage .740
  • Ranks 15th in Division III for Winningest Active Coaches by Percentage and 32nd for Career Wins
  • Ranks 13th in Division III for Winningest Coaches All-Time by Percentage and 56th for Career wins

Teri Olson

Associate Head Coach

  • 2005 graduate of Luther College
  • The 2020 season will be Teri's 14th year with the program and fifth 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.
  • The 2020 campaign will be Tracy's 26th year as Luther's pitching coach
  • Her pitching staff has posted the fourth best ERA in the NCAA III in 2010 (1.08) and 2011(1.39,) 12th best in 2018 (1.74), 14th best in 2012 (1.62), and seventh best in 2015 (1.44) and 2017 (1.39)
  • Luther's pitching staff has led the conference with the best ERA six times -  2010 (1.11), 2011 (1.39), 2012 (1.62), 2015 (2.57), 2016 (1.67) and 2018 (1.16)
  • In 2010, the Norse pitching staff set a single season school record for strikeouts with 406
  • Has coached five All-Americans, three Conference Pitcher of the Year selections and 16 all-conference honorees
  • Pitched three seasons for the Iowa State Cyclones earning All-Big Eight academic honors
  • Named co-captain her senior year

Miranda McCay

Assistant Coach

  • 2016 graduate of Luther College
  • The 2020 season will be Miranda's fourth year as an assistant coach
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • 2016 NFCA Third Team All-American
  • 2016 Iowa Conference Position Player of the Year
  • Four-time all-conference selection

Kristen Winter

Assistant Coach

    • 2015 graduate of Luther College
    • 2020 will be Kristen's third year as assistant coach
    • Elementary Education Teacher for the Decorah School District
    • Two-year starter letter winner for the Norse
    • Served as Norse team captain her senior year

    Steph Meyer

    Student Coach

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