MSU softball coach Stuedeman will not return

 

Ben Portnoy

 

 

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has parted ways with softball coach Vann Stuedeman, the school announced Tuesday. 

 

It's unclear if Stuedeman's departure was mutual on both ends.  

 

"We are grateful to Vann for eight years of service to Mississippi State softball," MSU Athletic Director John Cohen said in a news release. "We appreciate her efforts and contributions to the program. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors. We will move forward immediately with a national search to identify our next head coach."  

 

Stuedeman has been the head coach at MSU since 2012, leading the Bulldogs to NCAA Regional appearances in seven of her eight years at the helm. 

 

MSU finished the 2019 season 35-23 and was eliminated from the 2019 NCAA Tournament by Women's College World Series participant Washington in the Seattle Regional Final. 

 

"Mississippi State was a dream job come true," Stuedeman said in a news release. "I have enjoyed working with the student-athletes and seeing them develop into strong young women. I am very proud of our success on the field and wish the program all the best moving forward." 

 

 

Ben Portnoy reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @bportnoy15.

 

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