Slagle Joins Softball Coaching Staff

Former Idaho State Bengal was the pitching coach at Eastern new Mexico and South Dakota

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Sophie Slagle

Softball | 11/21/2018 4:08:00 PM

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.Sophie Slagle joins the Barry University softball coaching staff this fall, director of athletics Michael L. Covone announced today.

Slagle comes to the Bucs after working at Next College Student Athlete in Las Vegas, Nev., where she helped identify qualified student-athletes for potential scholarships and educate families on the recruiting process.

Before that she worked one season each at South Dakota and Eastern New Mexico as the pitching coach. She had an outstanding college playing career at NCAA Division I UC Riverside and Idaho State.

Slagle, who grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., played two seasons at Idaho State. She was named Big Sky Conference Co-Newcomer of the Year in 2015 after going 18-8 in the circle with 16 complete games and 89 strikeouts. She added 14 more wins in 2016 with 14 complete games, four shutouts and 84 punch outs. Slagle earned all-conference accolades at the end of both seasons in Pocatello, and led the Bengals to a conference title in 2015.

Slagle pitched two years at UC Riverside before moving to Idaho State. She won nine games in two seasons with the Highlanders, making 29 starts and 52 appearances.

Slagle was a three-year letter winner at Palos Verdes High School. She helped the Seakings to the league championship in 2010 and to two other top-three finishes. She pitched in the championship game of the Colorado Sparkler Tournament in 2009.

Slagle earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from Idaho State in 2016. She completed her master's degree in sports administration at South Dakota in 2018.

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