Tracy Coffman is entering her first season as the head coach of the UNOH softball team. The Lady Racers will begin their inaugural season in the 2013-14 athletic calendar.
Coffman has coached at Stetson University in Florida, the University of Central Florida and Hamilton University in New York. She played softball at the University of Toledo after a standout prep career at Lima Central Catholic High School.
Coffman earned Bachelors Degrees in Adolescent Education/Integrated Social Studies and History from Toledo. She received a Masters Degree in Education from Stetson.
Coffman began her collegiate coaching career in 2002 as an assistant at NCAA Division I Stetson. She coordinated the pitching staff, including daily workouts, conditioning, scouting and game management. In 2003, the pitching staff ranked seventh nationally in ERA, and they ranked 11th nationally in ERA in 2004.
In 2005, she moved to Central Florida, where she was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. While working with the pitching staff, they ranked fourth nationally in ERA in 2007 and it was in the top 25 nationally in 2008. The 2008 team won the Conference USA tournament title, advancing to the NCAA tournament, where they beat No. 1 University of Florida before falling to the Gators in the double elimination tournament.
After spending the 2008-09 season back at Stetson as a volunteer pitching coach, Coffman was named the head coach at NCAA Division III Hamilton College in New York. In each year, the team made significant improvements on the field, and Coffman spearheading prospect camps and fundraising efforts.
Tracy is married to Jon, who is a men's basketball coach at IPFW. They have two children, Tommy (5) and Lucy (2).
The softball team will begin a limited schedule in autumn 2013 before embarking on a full schedule in the spring of 2014.
Tom Riepenhoff joins the UNOH softball staff as an assistant coach with 15 years of interscholastic coaching experience. He was the head softball coach at Lima Central Catholic High School for 11 seasons. He has also worked with many summer league teams and is a private hitting and pitching instructor.
As an outside sales professional for 25 years, Tom worked as an industrial sale representative. Most recently he worked as a youth training adviser for disadvantaged youth helping them find educational and employment opportunities.
Tom has officiated for over 30 years in both football and basketball. He has worked at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels and the NAIA in both sports. Presently, he works in the Mid-American Conference as a back judge in football. Tom officiated in the New Mexico Bowl (2009) and the Music City Bowl (2011).
Coach Riepenhoff lives in St. Marys with his wife Mary. They have three children Tracy (Coffman), Katherine (Parrish) and Caroline (Foster). They have four grandchildren, Maria, Tommy, Livie and Lucy.
Amber Bowman will begin her first season as an assistant varsity coach and head coach for the junior varsity team this season. In her role, she will assist with hitters, infielders and outfielders, summer camps, academic monitoring and recruiting.
Bowman spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Rio Grande. She also started four years as shortstop for the RedStorm, earning All-Mid-South Conference selections as a junior and senior. She finished her career with 32 doubles, eight triples, two home runs and 92 RBI. She batted .356 with 11 doubles, two triples, two homers and 33 RBI as a senior.
She was also named to the All-MSC Academic Team as a junior and senior. She graduated from Rio Grande with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health in spring 2011.