June 27, 2007
IOWA CITY – Head Softball Coach Gayle Blevins has announced Wednesday that Shane Bouman has been hired as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa. Bouman will replace former assistant Amanda Scott, who resigned at the end of the season.
“I’m excited for this opportunity,” Bouman said. “I really can’t wait to be a Hawkeye. I’m looking forward to helping the team in anyway I can. It’s an honor to be a part of the Iowa softball program.”
Before coming to Iowa, Bouman served as head coach at South Dakota State for six seasons. He is the winningest coach in school history with 140 victories. Bouman also guided nine players to Division I all-Independent teams and seven players to the Division I Independent all-Academic teams. The Jackrabbits set school records for career home runs, stolen bases, RBI and sacrifices under Bouman.
Bouman is also an accomplished softball pitcher. He is a four-time Amateur Softball Association (ASA) all-American and a two-time North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) all-American. Bouman led five teams to ASA national championships and competed in nine International Softball Congress tournaments, placing third in 1995 and fifth in both 1996 and 1997.
Bouman graduated from South Dakota State in 1992 and was a four-year letterwinner for the Jackrabbit football team. As a quarterback, Bouman earned all-North Central Conference honors in 1991 after leading the Jackrabbits to a 7-3 record. Bouman finished the season with a 100.72 quarterback efficiency rating.
“We are very excited to have Shane Bouman on staff,” Blevins said. “Shane is a great coach and person. He brings years of expertise to our program through his coaching and pitching experience. His playing experience adds even more credibility to his six years of Division I coaching. I have always appreciated the manner in which his teams have played and it’s apparent that Shane loves coaching. He is thrilled to be a part of Iowa softball and we know he will do a great job in helping us advance the Hawkeye program.”