Opdenbrouw’s responsibilities will include assisting with the hitters, overseeing the pitchers and outfielders, as well as assisting Coach Maudie in recruiting and administration.
“I am pleased to welcome Tom Opdenbrouw into the Tiger softball family,” stated Head Coach Joyce Maudie. “His coaching experience and wealth of knowledge in softball and in life is a tremendous asset for our program. Tom is a perfect fit for the Tennessee State University Softball program.”
Opdenbrouw joins the Tiger Staff after three extremely successful stops along the way. Most recently, he was the head coach at perennial NAIA power,
Under his tutelage, the Blue Raiders won two Mid-South Conference Championships in addition to two runner-up finishes. LWC earned three bids to the Regional phase of the NAIA National Championships. Opdenbrouw’s commitment to excellence on the field and in the classroom is evident in his coaching of 14 Regional All-Stars, 42 Mid- South Conference All-Stars, 10 Disney Academic All-Americans, and 67 MSC Conference All-Academic team members.
Prior to his post with Lindsey Wilson, Opdenbrouw served as an assistant coach for the NCAA III SUNY
Opdenbrouw’s first collegiate coaching experience was garnered at SUNY Oneonta in
Opdenbrouw is originally from
Opdenbrouw was recently named to
Prior to college, Opdenbrouw served in the US Army where his performance was highly decorated. His experience includes tours in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, as well as the unification of
“As a former head coach, Tom is competent in all areas of the game and will play a vital role in developing our hitters,” she continued. “Tom has earned a tremendous amount of respect in the softball community. He is a great recruiter, a tireless worker and he brings a lot of positive energy to the team. Tom understands what it takes to succeed at this level and is 100% committed to helping me guide this program to the top of the OVC.”