Britt Stewart Named Head Softball Coach At Gustavus Adolphus College

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – Britt Stewart, a native of Minnetonka, Minn., has been named the head softball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, which was announced Tuesday by Athletic Director Tom Brown. Stewart most recently completed her third season at Southwest Minnesota State University where she was the lead pitching and assistant hitting coach.

“I am grateful and honored to have this opportunity to be a part the Gustavus Adolphus College community and the softball program,” Stewart said. “I am excited about working with a great group of student-athletes and taking an already successful program to the highest levels of Division III play. I am committed to creating a great experience for the athletes and providing them with opportunities to be successful on the field, in the classroom, and in their professional and personal endeavors.”

Britt Stewart coaches first base at Southwest Minnesota State. (photo courtesy of SMSU sports information)

Britt Stewart coaches first base at Southwest Minnesota State. (photo courtesy of SMSU sports information)

In addition to her lead pitching and assistant hitting coach responsibilities at Southwest Minnesota State, Stewart was instrumental in developing a recruiting process and an athlete-training program for the Mustangs. Stewart organized and conducted softball camps, as well as leading the strength and conditioning program. She was also involved in the softball program’s administrative work by providing academic support and organizing various fundraising events.

In addition to her responsibilities at Southwest Minnesota State for the past three seasons, Stewart’s coaching experience includes stints with the German Baseball and Softball Federation, Eden Prairie Softball Association, Play Ball! Minnesota, Winona State University Softball Camps, and as a private pitching and hitting consultant.

Stewart played two collegiate seasons at Augustana University before transferring to Winona State University in 2010. At Winona State, Stewart was a two-time All-NSIC and two-time All-Region honoree where she hit a combined 14 home runs, 22 doubles, and 81 RBI. As a pitcher, she finished 24-12 in two seasons with 11 complete games and 121 strikeouts. At the plate during her senior season, Stewart hit .380 and helped lead the Warriors to the NCAA Super Regional, and No. 10 ranking in the final NFCA Top 25 poll.

Stewart received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Winona State in 2013 and then received her Masters of Science in education and sports leadership from Southwest Minnesota State in 2015.

“We are very excited to have Britt as our head softball coach,” Brown said. “She brings great knowledge and experience from a successful playing career at Winona and Augustana, as well as three years of collegiate coaching from Southwest State. Our search committee was quite impressed with Britt and what she will bring to Gustavus softball.”

Stewart becomes the seventh head coach in the 48-year history of Gustavus softball. The Gusties have won three conference titles, while compiling an all-time record of 812-504-4 overall and 504-211-3 in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

 


2 Comments

  1. Kyhl Thomson says:

    Welcome to Gustavus Adolphus Britt. The Golden Gusties and I look forward to getting to work on the diamond with you.

    Go Gusties!

  2. Angie Malo says:

    Welcome. We are excited to get back on the hill to watch our gusties play ball. Parents at Gustavus are always ready and willing to help out with anything you need. Thanks for taking this opportunity to help make Gustavus softball all it can be.