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Head Coach Bailey Bouman

Bailey Bouman is in her second season as the head softball coach at Southwest Minnesota State University in 2020.

Bouman, the 11th head coach in program history, was named to the position on Aug. 8, 2019.

Despite taking over the program just prior to the academic year, Bouman helped SMSU to a 19-26 overall record and a spot in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament.

A native of Pipestone, Minn., Bouman was an assistant coach with the SMSU women’s basketball program from 2015-17 and was also an assistant women’s basketball coach at Dordt College (Iowa) before returning to SMSU.

Bouman is no stranger to softball in the NSIC having played four seasons at the University of Sioux Falls. She played in 115 career games and finished with 110 hits. As a pitcher, she led the Cougars in innings pitched twice and closed her career with 32 victories, while tossing 450 innings. During her senior season in 2014 she was named second team All-NSIC, batting .351 with six doubles and three home runs, while compiling a record of 11-7 in the circle with a 3.45 ERA in 113 2/3 innings.

Bouman served as head coach for two seasons (2014-15) of the Pipestone 18U softball team and was also an active member of the Sioux Falls Fastpitch Softball Association in 2016. She was a standout player for Pipestone High School, earning all-conference honors five times and was a three-time all-state honoree. She finished her career holding 12 single-season and career records for Pipestone.

Bouman is a 2014 graduate of the University of Sioux Falls with a degree in exercise science. She earned her master’s degree from SMSU in physical education and coaching in 2018.