Coaching Staff

Renae Hartl

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

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  • The 2016 campaing will be Coach Hartl's 16th year as head coach
  • During her career she has posted a record of 473-165 for a winning percentage of .741
  • In 2016 Luther made its 17th appearance in the national tournament and ninth in the past 10 years
  • Luther finished 2016 campaign with an overall record of 40-4 with a final national ranking of 10th
  • 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
  • Four-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year - 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Has led the Norse to regular season Iowa Conference championships in 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011 and 2007
  • Collectively, her athletes have earned 70 all-conference honors; 3 have been named Iowa Conference MVP; 3 have been named Pitcher of the Year; 63 NFCA Midwest Region selections; and 17 All-America honors

Teri Olson

Associate Head Coach

  • 2005 graduate of Luther College
  • 12th year with the program and second 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.
  • 23rd 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,) 14th best in 2012 (1.62), and in 2015 (1.44) the seventh best
  • Luther's pitching staff led the Iowa Conference with the best five times -  1.11 (2010), 1.39 (2011), 1.62 (2012), 2.57 (2015), and 1.67 (2016)
  • Has coached three All-Americans, three Iowa Conference Pitcher of the Year selections and 12 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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