Head Coach Kim Tatro

Lawrence University softball coach Kim Tatro is a winner. The numbers speak for themselves.

Tatro has enjoyed unprecedented success since taking over the Vikings in 1994 and has more victories than any coach in Lawrence history. Under Tatro's direction, Lawrence has won three Midwest Conference Championships (1997, 1998, 1999) and made two appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament (1998, 1999). She has been named Midwest Conference Coach of the Year eight times (2015, 2013, 2011, 2006, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997).

Tatro also coached the Lawrence volleyball team for eight seasons from 1993-2000. She compiled 91 victories during that time and had more wins than any coach in Lawrence volleyball history when she left that position to become associate director of athletics.

Tatro brought a legacy of success to Lawrence. A native of Naperville, Ill., Tatro was a standout volleyball, basketball, and softball player at Waubonsie Valley High School. A member of the class of 1983, Tatro was an All-Little Seven Conference selection in all three sports. She was inducted into the Waubonsie Valley High School Hall of Fame in 1993.

Tatro's academic and athletic success guided her to St. Norbert College. She distinguished herself in the classroom by earning a bachelor's degree in psychology. On the court and the field, Tatro was also a star.

A catcher on the Green Knights softball team for four years, Tatro was a three-time All-Midwest Conference selection and also earned all-region honors. Tatro was a setter on the volleyball team for four years and was a two-time All-MWC selection. She also played forward on the basketball team for three seasons. She was inducted into the St. Norbert Hall of Fame in 1999 and then again in 2005 as part of the women's Final Four basketball team.

Tatro began her coaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as an assistant volleyball and softball coach. She then coached the volleyball and softball teams at Green Bay East High School before joining the Lawrence staff in 1993.

Tatro's team struggled through three losing seasons before the Vikings hit their stride in 1997. The Vikings went 28-6, setting a school record for victories in a season, on the way to the MWC title. Lawrence won the conference title again in 1998, going 25-12 and earning the school's first berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Vikings enjoyed another record-setting season in 1999, finishing 31-7 to break the school record for wins in a season and earning another invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Tatro was named MWC Coach of the Year three consecutive years from 1997-99.

Tatro has been the chairwoman of the Great Lakes Region committee and a member of the NCAA Division III Softball Committee.

Email Head Coach Kim Tatro kimberly.n.tatro@lawrence.edu

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