Head Coach: Lindsay Stumpff
Lindsay Stumpff begins her eighth season as the Head Coach for the Southwestern Spartans. During her time at Southwestern, Stumpff has rebuilt the Spartan softball program from the ground up, starting with quality area talent. As the program has earned respect in the region, Coach Stumpff has been able to expand her recruiting base.
The 2011-2012 season was Southwestern softball’s break out year. With the largest recruiting class in Stumpff’s time at SWCC, 17 players, the team posted the best record (in a season) in school history, finishing 43-21 and earning a spot in the Regional final and a chance for their first National berth in school history. The 2012 season was a record breaking year offensively with Leah Kipfer breaking the single season hits record with 86 hits. Ashley Brandt, Danielle Barger and Londen Miller also each broke the previous record of 60 hits with 62, 65, and 66 hits respectively. During the 2012 season Stumpff coached 7 girls selected to the All-Region team. Coach Stumpff and her coaching staff were chosen “Midwest Coaching Staff of the Year.”
Stumpff came to Southwestern from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC. At Belmont Abbey, she served as assistant coach for the softball and volleyball programs. During her time at Belmont Abbey, she was in charge of conducting individual workouts, recruiting, and conditioning. She was instrumental in the Crusaders winning a conference championship and qualifying for an NCAA Regional Berth in Division II. Prior to her stint at Belmont Abbey, she was an assistant coach at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Coach Stumpff is originally from Brooklyn, IA where she was a four sport athlete. She attended Waldorf College where she played basketball and softball and attained her Associate’s Degree. Following her time at Waldorf, Stumpff transferred to Mount Mercy College to finish her softball career and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
In addition to her coaching duties at Southwestern, Stumpff is the director of residential life.