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Lynn Anderson introduced as new UMD softball coach

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DULUTH, MN -- The University of Minnesota Duluth has officially announced their new head softball coach.

Lynn Anderson has been hired to lead the program, after the departure of Jen Walter in early August. Walter accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of St. Thomas after leading the Bulldogs since 2015.

Anderson was a former division one softball player with the Wisconsin Badgers, and brings coaching experience with her as well. She helped lead UW-Oshkosh to a pair of NCAA tournaments as an assistant coach, and was most recently on the Grinnell coaching staff.

At her introductory press conference on UMD's Junction Field, Anderson said she's excited about the new opportunity. She had never been to Duluth before accepting the position.

Athletic Director Josh Berlo introduces Anderson, alongside 5th-year senior Jordyn Thomas.

"I think the NSIC is also that conference that reminds me a lot of myself, in terms of just that midwest, blue-collar, hard-worker, determined type of individual, so I think it's a really good fit," said Anderson.

She inherits a program that went 32-15 in the spring of 2021, coming up just short in the NSIC Softball Tournament. For the full UMD press release, click here.

Matt Halverson

Sports Anchor and Reporter

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