DICKINSON, ND- Head Softball Coach Kristen Fleury was named North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Female Team Coach of the Year on June 25th, 2015.
Coach Fleury guided the Dickinson State University Blue Hawk Softball team to a program- best 44-13 record in 2015. The Blue Hawks won the North Star Athletic Association Conference Tournament and made its third straight appearance at the NAIA National Tournament.
Fleury then led the Dickinson State to a NAIA opening round championship at Concordia (CA) and advanced to the NAIA World Series in Sioux City (IA) where they finished their season 10th in the nation. Fleury is now 201-93 in six season as the Head Softball Coach at Dickinson State University.
Other finalists for the Female Team Coach of the Year were Greg Ulland, Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Jamestown, and Mike Thoreson, Head Women's Track and Field Coach at the University of Mary.