Kristen Fleury
Kristen Fleury
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 701-483-2567
Year: 9th Season

Coach Fleury is entering her nineth season at the helm of the program. In 2016 the Blue Hawks finished 46-12, breaking a program record which was set in 2015. The Blue Hawks were North Star regular season champions with a conference record of 19-3, North Star Conference Tournament Champions and made their 4th straight appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. In 2016 Fleury helped guide seven players to North Star All Conference Honors, including senior Alex Vargas who was named NSAA Player of the Year, Alex Watson NSAA Pitcher of the Year and Abi Brooks NSAA Freshman of the Year. Infielder Alex Vargas was also NAIA 1st Team All-American and Alex Watson was NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. Both Vargas and Watson were honored during the season with National Player of the Week honors and National Pitcher of the Week honors. The Blue Hawks finished the 2016 season ranked # 20 in the final NAIA top 25 coach’s poll.

In 2015 the Blue Hawks finished with a program record of 44 wins. Coach Fleury led the Blue Hawks to a program best 44-13 record by winning the North Star Athletic Association Conference Tournament and 3rd straight appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. The Blue Hawks went on to win the NAIA Concordia Bracket National Tournament Opening Round and advanced to the 2015 NAIA World Series, finishing 10th in the nation. In 2015 Fleury helped guide six players to North Star All Conference Honors, including senior Regan Lawrence who was named NSAA pitcher of the year and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.

In 2014 the Blue Hawks finished with a 39-15 record and 2nd straight appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. After an impressive 20-1 record in North Star Athletic Association/ Frontier Conference play, the Blue Hawk won the NSAA/FC conference tournament out right by going 4-0 in the tournament and received an automatic bid to the National Tournament. Fleury coached eight players to the NSAA/FC all-conference team.

The Blue Hawks have had winning seasons in all seven seasons with Coach Fleury at the helm. The Blue Hawks finished 34-13 in 2010, 31-13 in 2011, 28-23 in 2012, 25-16 in 2013, 39-15 in 2014, 44-13 in 2015 and 46-12 in 2016.

Under Coach Fleury, the Blue Hawks have reached the NAIA National Softball Tournament five times in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Blue Hawks also have won regular season conference championships in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016. The Blue Hawks are conference tournament champions in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Fleury has accumulated a career record of 269- 129 (.675) at Dickinson State.  In seven years she has coached the Blue Hawks to five 30-plus win seasons.  In 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2010 she received Coach of the Year honors. In 2015 Coach Fleury was named North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Female team Coach of the Year and in 2016 the Blue Hawks were named NDAPSSA Female Team of the Year.

Prior to Fleury's appointment to the head post, she served as an assistant coach of the Blue Hawks for two seasons.

In Fleury's two years as an athlete with the Blue Hawks, she started 90 games at third base. Her .353 career batting average helped DSU to 2007 and 2006 DAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships. Dickinson State were 2007 Region III Champions and finished in the "Elite 8" at NAIA National Tournament. In 2006, the Hawks finished as Region III Runner-Up. Fleury was a First Team All-DAC selection in both 2007 and in 2006.

Prior to Dickinson State, Fleury attended West Valley Junior College in Saratoga California from 2003-05 where she helped the Vikings to a pair of 3rd place finishes in the state championships. In 2005, she was named to the All-Coast Conference Second Team.

A native of San Jose, California, Fleury graduated from Dickinson State in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in University Studies with minors in Coaching and Sociology.

In the spring of 2012, Fleury completed her Masters of Arts in Human Performance and Physical Education with an emphasis in Coaching from Adams State University. Coach Fleury is also the assistant athletic director at Dickinson State University.