Genny Stidham - Co Head Coach
Genny Stidham was named Western’s head softball coach in July of 2018 after successful tenures at Texas Woman’s College in Denton, Texas and the University of Centeral Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla.
While at TWU, Stidham guided the Pioneers to a 158-107-2 overall record. She was named the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year after leading the team to a second place finish in the conference in 2015. TWU advanced to its fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament in 2016 and NCAA Super Regional Tournament in 2017.
Stidham joined TWU after spending 16 stellar years at Central Oklahoma where she established herself as one of the most successful softball coaches in NCAA Division II, guiding the school to its first-ever national championship in May of 2013. She compiled a 475-289-2 record at UCO and turned the Bronchos into an annual national contender. Stidham led UCO to the 1998 and 2005 LSC titles when the Bronchos competed in the Lone Star Conference. Central Oklahoma also captured the 2013 conference title in its inaugural season in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). UCO made seven NCAA tournament appearances, including three trips to the NCAA Division II Softball Championship Finals (2006, 2012 and 2013).
Under Stidham’s direction, 77 UCO softball players received all-conference honors, 19 earned all-region honors and five received All-America recognition. In addition to the on-field accolades, her student-athletes have succeeded academically as well. Stidham has coached two Academic All-Americans, two Lone Star Conference Academic Players of the Year and 28 All-Academic Team selections.
Stidham spent two seasons as the Bronchos’ graduate assistant coach from 1995-1997 prior to becoming the head coach. She also spent the 1995 season as an assistant coach at Oklahoma helping the Sooners to the NCAA Regional finals.
Stidham played college softball at Central Oklahoma in 1991 and 1992. She earned first-team All-Midwest Region honors and UCO’s first-ever softball All-American recognition in 1992 as a senior. Stidham ranks second on UCO’s career winning percentage list at .714 with a 25-10 record. She had 278 strikeouts and allowed just 32 earned runs in 231 innings pitched, finishing with a career 0.97 ERA. Stidham was inducted into the UCO Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
Stidham earned her bachelor’s degree from East Central University in 1994 and master’s degree from Central Oklahoma in 1997.
Stidham and her husband, Jerod, have a daughter, Allie, and a son, Connor.
|Texas Woman's University|
|2017||37-22||18-11||NCAA Super Regional|
|University of Central Oklahoma|
|2013||51-11||23-3||NCAA National Champion|
|2012||46-9||NCAA Championship Tournament|
|2006||31-17||17-7||NCAA Championship Tournament|
|2005||41-14||20-4||Conf. Champ, NCAA Regional|