Utley Named Lakeland Head Softball Coach

Tammy Utley
Tammy Utley

Courtesy of Lakeland University

PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin -- Tammy Utley has been named the new head softball coach at Lakeland University, director of athletics April Arvan has announced.

Utley has been an assistant with the Muskies softball program the past three years, serving as the team's hitting coach. She also has been Lakeland's head women's tennis coach for the past two years.

Utley is a former NCAA Division I athlete, playing collegiate softball at the University of Iowa, and has nearly 20 years of coaching experience at the college and high school levels.

She played collegiately at Iowa from 1995-99, where for the Hawkeyes she was a team captain, team MVP, and was named third team all-Big Ten. She also was a Big Ten all-academic selection and an all-region scholar-athlete.

Utley is an Iowa native and began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa. She then served as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa from 2002-07, and then stepped into a head coaching role, first at Cedar Falls (Iowa) High School from 2008-10 and then at Waterloo West High School from 2011-12.

Utley graduated from the University of Iowa in 1999 with a B.S. in Sports, Health and Leisure & Physical Studies. She resides in Sheboygan.