IVESON TO U of A
After four years and two National Titles, head softball coach Stacy Iveson has resigned her position to accept a softball assistant coaching job at her alma mater the University of Arizona, Athletic Director Scott Farnsworth announced today.
In her four years at YC, the Tucson native compiled a 226-46 record, 3 ACCAC Division I Championships, 4 NJCAA Region I Championship and 2 NJCAA Division I National Championships with the last national crown coming this past season with an unparalleled overall record of 67-4. While at YC, Iveson coached 24 All-ACCAC players, 11 NJCAA All-Americans, and 18 NFCA All-Americans.
Farnsworth commented, “We are really excited for Stacy and the progression in her career in being able to take this next step in accepting the assistant coaching position at the University of Arizona. We are also excited to continue the tradition she created here with Yavapai softball and look forward to continued success in the softball program.”
Iveson returns to Tucson where she spent seven seasons (1996-2001) as an assistant coach for Head Coach Mike Candrea and the Wildcats. During her tenure there the softball team won three NCAA National Titles (1996, 1997, 2001). Additionally, Iveson played for Candrea from 1986-1989 being named First Team All-Region and All-Pac-10 as a sophomore in 1987.
“I am going to miss the support that the team and I received while at YC from the fans to the athletic department to the administration. It has been a tremendous four years at Yavapai College and I am excited about the state of the Roughrider softball program. There are three All-Americans returning and seven returners that have the responsibility and the capability of upholding the tradition of YC softball”, said Iveson.
The athletic department is in the process of finding a successor to lead the softball program.