Women's Softball Coaching Staff
Head Softball Coach: Wayne Stowerwstower@simpsonu.edu
Wayne Stower was named the women's softball coach in 2008 when he helped Simpson complete a very successful inaugural season. Stower spent the previous seven seasons coaching at Foothill High School in Redding, California. At Foothill Stower lead the Lady Cougars to the Section Tournament every season during his tenure, and won the Section Championship in 2007.
Prior to coaching, Stower began his baseball career at Shasta College. In 1975 he competed in his first season of minor league baseball with the White Sox organization out of Edmonton, Canada. After two seasons of minor league baseball, Stower moved back to Red Bluff, California and continued his fast pitch career. Stower competed at the highest levels of Men's Fast pitch for over 20 years. He was awarded All-American honors three times.
Stower began coaching ASA girls softball in 1995, taking seven teams to the elite National Championship Tournament and finishing as high as 8th. Stower is currently making a smooth transition from his ASA organization into the collegiate ranks at Simpson University.
Stower earned the California Pacific Conference Coach of the Year Award in 2010 and 2012. He has lead the team to appearances in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national tournaments.
Wayne has been happily married to his wife Kathe for 28 years, and has two children Marney, 27 and TJ, 26.