Head coach Walter departing UMD softball program after 6 seasons

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The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) announced on Tuesday that Jen Walter is departing the softball program after serving as head coach since the spring of 2015.

According to a release by the school, Walter has accepted an assistant coaching position with the University of St. Thomas at the Division I level.

During her time with the Bulldogs, she tallied a 186-98 overall record, a 102-40 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) play, and three NCAA II Tournament berths including one Regional Championship (2018).

In 2018 she led UMD to a 44-16 record, including the program’s first-ever appearance into the NCAA II Super Regionals. In the process, UMD set or equaled 35 school records. That spring Walter became the fastest coach in program history to post 100 victories.

Prior to becoming UMD’s third head softball coach since the 1981-82 season, Walter spent the previous 16 seasons at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS). There she went 447-233 overall, making five NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, and paying one visit to the NAIA National Tournament (2004).

A national search for her replacement will begin immediately.