The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that Luther College head softball coach Renae Hartl has been re-elected to the 2019 Board of Directors as the NCAA Division III Representative.
Hartl is entering her 19th year as the Norse head coach and has also served as Luther’s athletic director since July 2015. In 18 seasons, Hartl has posted a career record of 587-192 (.754). She has guided the Norse to 11 NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in the last 13 years, including five National Championship Finals since 2010, recording a third-place showing in 2018, fifth-place finishes in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and seventh in 2011.
The five-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year has led the Norse to six regular-season Iowa Conference titles and seven tournament crowns. Collectively, she has coached 23 NFCA All-Americans, 79 NFCA Midwest Region selections, 86 all-conference honorees, four Iowa Conference MVPs and three league pitchers of the year.