Mary VandeHoef (firstname.lastname@example.org) took over the helm as head coach in 2011. Over two seasons she had guided the Flying Dutch to a 42-35-2 overall record and a 21-11 mark in MIAA conference games.
VandeHoef came to Hope with a strong undergirding in NCAA Division III athletics. She played softball at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She was a member of the softball coaching staffs at Ithaca College and her alma mater prior to joining the Hope staff where she also oversees the
intramural program and is assistant director of the Dow Center.
A co-captain of Central's 2003 NCAA Division III championship team, VandeHoef was a four-time NCAA tournament participant and a four-year letter winner. Central compiled a 158-30-1 record during her career, with Iowa Conference titles in 2000, 2002 and 2003, third-place NCAA regional finishes in 2000 and 2002, a national runner-up NCAA finish in 2001 and the NCAA championship in 2003.
After graduating with honors from Central in 2003, Vande Hoef earned a masters degree in sport psychology at Ithaca College, where she served on the softball staff as a graduate assistant from 2005-2007 and helped guide the Bombers to the NCAA Division III national championship tournament in 2006. She served as an assistant coach at Central College, coaching the JV program, and working with pitchers and baserunners for the three years prior to coming to Hope.
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