For the second straight summer, a Seward softball coach is leaving the school to coach the softball program at Northwestern Oklahoma State. Casady Webb leaves Seward after one season after Ryan Wondrasek left Seward for the division 2 program in Alva last year. Webb’s Saints were 26-27 and took fifth in the Jayhawk with a 14-18 conference record. Seward made a run in the Region 6 Softball Tournament in Dodge City and finished as the runner up to Butler. The next Seward coach will be the program’s fifth in the past seven years. Andrea Gustafson finished her SCCC run in 2017, Abby Bolton coached in 2018, Wondrasek in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and Webb coached in 2022. Webb is a native of Davis, Oklahoma and was an assistant at Seminole State before coming to Liberal. Here is SCCC’s media release followed by Northwestern Oklahoma State’s media release.
LIBERAL, Kan. – The search begins for the next Seward County Community College Head Softball Coach to lead the Saints program. Last week Head Coach Casady Webb resigned from the position after her first season with the program (2021-22). Coach Webb will continue her coaching career as the Head Coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University an NCAA D2 institution in Alva, Oklahoma.
This past season the Saints held a 26-27 regular season record and finished sixth in the regular season of the KJCCC with a 14-18 conference record. In the Region VI Tournament in Dodge City, Seward County went on to defeat Colby in the first round 4-3, followed by a 4-2 victory over No. 15 Hutchinson. Later on, Saturday fell to Butler 9-1 but bounced back to eliminate Hutchinson 5-2 on Sunday morning to make it to the Regional Championship series. The Saints made it back to the Region VI Championship series for the first time since 2018.
The Saints also excelled in the classroom last year as the team finished with a 3.57 GPA, and they were ranked 27th among fellow softball programs in the NJCAA. They finished second among Region VI member institutions as Colby Community College placed first (3.67) and had ten individuals earn NJCAA All-Academic honors for their success in the classroom.
Seward County will start its nationwide search for the next leader of the Saints softball program. To apply and to view the complete job description visit the link below.
ALVA, OKLAHOMA – Brad Franz and Northwestern Oklahoma State University announced the hiring of new Ranger Softball coach Casady Webb as the seventh head coach in program history.
“I am very excited to have Casady Webb as our head coach. She has a deep family background in the softball coaching world and has competed and coached at all college levels. She is a tireless worker at helping her teams succeed in the classroom and on the field. She is a very detailed and knowledgeable coach who is a relentless recruiter and I am excited to have her on our staff. She will continue the upward trajectory of our program.” stated Athletic Director Brad Franz
Webb comes from Seward County Community College after leading the Saints program for a season after being hired in July of 2021. She helped lead the Saints to a runner-up performance in the Region VI Tournament in 2022. With the Saints she had five KJCCC All-Conference players and ten NJCAA Academic All-Americans 2022.
“First and foremost I would like to thank Northwestern President Dr. Bo Hannaford, Athletic Director Brad Franz and Northwestern for giving me this opportunity. Coach Franz has been nothing short of amazing throughout this transition, and I thank him for his patience and belief in my abilities to lead this team! I would like to thank Seward County and Seminole State for getting me prepared to take this step in my journey of coaching. Everyone on all ends has been very supportive and encouraging to me and I would like to say thank you to all that has played a part in helping me take this step in my life, especially my mom (Tammie), dad (TJ), brother (Logan) and my Gram (Barbara) I would not have had the courage I did without them in my corner.” stated Webb.
Prior to her time at Seward, Webb coached at Seminole State College as an assistant from 2019-2021. The Trojans finished fifth in the NJCAA World Series in 2021. In 2021 Seminole State College would have two First-Team All Americans along with one second team All-American and also had the NJCAA National Player of the year. The success continued as the Trojans were the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference Tournament and Regular Season Champions after leading the nation in home runs, batting average, OBP and Slugging %. The team was ranked nationally in the top ten throughout the year.
Before her time coaching at Seminole, Webb was a four year softball athlete after starting her collegiate career at NCAA Division I University of North Texas in 2015 before transferring to Seminole State and finishing her playing career at The University of Central Oklahoma from 2017-2019.
“I appreciate Ranger softball Coach Ryan Wondrasek and all the help he has been in this quick transition and I wish him nothing but the best in the next step of his career!” said Webb.
Through her collegiate career she received academic honors in 2016 with North Texas earning Dean’s Honor Roll and President’s Honor Roll at Central Oklahoma. Webb was NJCAA All-Region selection in 2017. Webb was on the MIAA Honorable Mention team in 2019 and her team won the Regular Season and conference championship. The University of Central Oklahoma was NCAA Division II Regional Champions, and a Super Regional Finalist.
The Oklahoma native, earned her Associates of Art degree, before earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education/Professional Studies. Webb went on to graduate with her Master’s degree in Sports Administration from East Central University.
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