-- Steve Crook has resigned his position as the Dean of Students at
Concordia University Wisconsin to move into a full-time role as
Assistant Athletic Director for Student Services and Head Softball
"We are pleased to make the announcement at this time," CUW Director of Athletics Dr. Rob Barnhill said. "Steve's addition will strengthen the recruitment and coaching efforts in our softball program."
Additionally this move will address some administrative needs that we have in student services and provide for greater involvement and inclusion in the governance of intercollegiate athletics here at CUW," said Barnhill.
The 2012 season will mark Crook's 13th year as head coach for the softball program. The 2011 Falcons finished with a best-ever 32-10 record, including a 21-3 Northern Athletics Conference record.
"I am excited and appreciative of this opportunity," Crook said. "I look forward to giving the softball program added attention while continuing to serve the student-athletes of this university in a variety of ways."
Crook also won Lake Michigan Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2002 and 2004, and led the Falcons to their first NCAA playoff appearance in 2006. In addition to coaching softball since 1999, he has served in Student Life for that same time period. Most recently, CUW reached the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and defeated St. Norbert College, 6-3, before its season ended to Alma College. The Falcons compiled a 25-23 record that season.
He received his Bachelor's Degree in sociology from UW-Stevens Point in 1990 and his Master's Degree in education from Concordia University Wisconsin in 1997.
May 14, 2012 Liszka named to NFCA All-Region Team
May 4, 2012 Softball eliminated from NAC Tournament
April 29, 2012 Softball concludes regular season with doubleheader sweep
April 28, 2012 Softball sweeps Dominican on Senior Day in dramatic fashion
April 24, 2012 Softball swept by Aurora
April 21, 2012 Softball rallies past Alverno twice
April 20, 2012 Softball hosts Alverno in doubleheader on Saturday
April 19, 2012 Softball doubleheader postponed
April 17, 2012 Softball ready for busy week
April 17, 2012 Strosina’s bat comes alive, Softball sweeps Rockford
April 14, 2012 Landherr homers twice, Softball splits doubleheader
April 13, 2012 Softball hosts Lakeland on Saturday, Aurora on Sunday
April 11, 2012 Goetsch, Landherr homer; Softball sweeps Edgewood
April 10, 2012 Softball travels to Edgewood for NAC showdown
April 7, 2012 Landherr homers, Softball sweeps MSOE
April 3, 2012 Softball visits Marian on Tuesday
April 2, 2012 Burke named NAC Pitcher of the Week
April 1, 2012 Softball splits doubleheader with Benedictine
March 31, 2012 Softball improves to 4-0 in NAC with pair of wins
March 30, 2012 Softball hits the road for four games this weekend
March 22, 2012 Softball splits two games on final day in Florida
March 21, 2012 Softball splits pair of games in Florida
March 19, 2012 Softball picks up first win at NTC Spring Games
March 18, 2012 Softball suffers pair of losses in Florida
March 17, 2012 Offense stalls for Softball at NTC Spring Games
February 26, 2012 Softball loses to Cornell, but defeats UW-La Crosse
February 25, 2012 Softball defeats UW-Stout, falls to Bethel
February 21, 2012 Falcon Softball looks for an encore
February 17, 2012 CUW Dean of Students Steve Crook accepts full-time athletics position
February 14, 2012 Softball ranked 3rd in NAC Preseason Poll
November 2, 2011 Softball’s hitting and pitching clinic dates announced