Stewart is in her 11th season as the head softball coach at NKU.
Stewart is 338-177 in 10 years as the NKU softball coach and
is the program’s all-time winningest coach.
Three seasons ago, Stewart led her team to a 41-21 record and
a fifth consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament berth. NKU advanced
to the championship round of the Great Lakes Region Tournament
at Edwardsville, Ill., and finished as regional runner-up.
In 2005, Stewart guided NKU to 55 consecutive victories - a collegiate
softball record - en route to the NCAA Division II national finals
at Salem, Va. The Norse finished with a 55-2 record, won the
Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament and regular-season titles,
and also captured the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region championship
for the second straight year.
NKU also vaulted to No. 1 nationally in the Division II poll
for the first time in history and remained atop those rankings
much of the spring. The Norse featured three All-Americans, including
Division II National Player of the Year Krystal Lewallen.
Stewart was named GLVC Coach of the Year for the third time in
In 2004, Stewart led the Norse to 54 victories and the program’s
first-ever NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional championship.
NKU posted a 54-7 record, finished 19-1 in the GLVC and advanced
to the NCAA Division II national finals at Altamonte Springs,
In addition, Stewart was named GLVC Coach of the Year. The Norse
were ranked as high as No. 5 nationally in the NCAA Division
II poll and hosted the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional
at Highland Heights, Ky.
During the 2003 season, Stewart guided NKU to a 36-17 record
and a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Norse defeated
West Virginia Wesleyan, 11-2, in the first round for the program’s
first-ever NCAA Tournament win.
In 2002, Stewart led the Norse to 36 wins and guided NKU to the
NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in history. The
Norse also finished second in the GLVC regular-season standings
with a 16-3 record.
Prior to accepting the NKU job, Stewart was the head softball
coach at Fairfield (Ohio) High School from 1992-96 where she
compiled a 77-23 record. A 1988 graduate of NKU, Stewart led
Fairfield to three Greater Miami Conference championships and
was named GMC Coach of the Year in 1994 and ’96.