WAYNE, Neb. | Wayne State College Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced Tuesday that head softball coach Krista Wood has stepped down to take the head coaching position at South Dakota State University.
“We are extremely thankful to Coach Wood for her dedication and effort in building a very successful softball program here at Wayne State,” commented Powicki. “She is a true professional who is very deserving of her new position and I am sure she will have a tremendous amount of success at the Division I level.”
Wood spent eight seasons at Wayne State College and became the school’s all-time winningest coach posting a 270-154 overall record and a 133-60 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Inheriting a program that was 10-34, she turned Wayne State softball into an instant winner with eight straight winning seasons (a school record) to go with three NCAA tournament appearances, one NCAA Super Regional berth and one NSIC Tournament title.
This season, Wood guided Wayne State College to a 35-18 record, placing fourth in the NSIC with a 20-8 league mark. Under Wood, the Wildcats set numerous school records this season including team batting average (.324), runs scored (296), doubles (80) and RBIs (274) while ranking second in hits (461) and home runs (42).