Videmschek resigns as head softball coach

Coach-VBy Ryan Land
Sports Editor

On Dec. 12, Lori Videmschek, head women’s softball coach and physical education instructor, submitted her resignation to members of the Crowder Board of Trustees at the annual Board of Trustees meeting, held in the Student Center Fireside Room of the Neosho campus.

It is unclear of Videmschek’s reason to resign from her duties as head coach of the Lady ‘Riders softball team, as she was unavailable for comment to The Crowder Sentry on Thursday.

According to Crowder’s website, Videmschek, a 1986 graduate of Crowder, played on the Lady ‘Riders softball team in 1986, when they won the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Softball Championship. That same year, Videmschek earned a spot on the NJCAA All Region Team.

Before coming to Crowder, Videmschek also had previous experience coaching at the high school level, as she spent four years coaching basketball and softball at Purdy High School in Purdy, Mo., as also stated on her bio on the school’s website.

Videmschek recently achieved a career milestone as she surpassed 200 career softball game victories during an April 20, 2013 game with Crowder against North Central.

The search for an interim head coach is now underway by Crowder athletic officials, as they plan to have the position filled before the upcoming 2014 season, which kicks off on Feb. 15 at home against Lakeland Community College and Northern Oklahoma at 12 p.m.

Stay tuned to The Crowder Sentry for more developments on this ongoing story.