IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa softball team rounded out its 2018-19 coaching staff with the addition of volunteer assistant coach Lori Duncan, head coach Renee Gillispie announced Wednesday.
Duncan, a Long Grove, Iowa, native, joins the Hawkeye staff after 10 years at Pleasant Valley High School, where she won numerous Coach of the Year awards and made the state tournament three times (2011, 2012, 2014), including two runner-up finishes (2007, 2016). As a high school coach, Duncan has a proven track record of sending players to the next level with seven of her players going on to play Division I softball.
Prior to Pleasant Valley, Duncan spent four years as an assistant coach at Louisiana State University under NFCA Hall of Famer Yvette Girouard, where she won three SEC conference titles, one NCAA regional championship, and made two NCAA Women’s College World Series appearances.
In her first stint as an Iowa high school coach, Duncan captured a first state championship in 2002 at North Scott, while finishing second in the state in 2003.
Duncan played softball collegiately at University of Southwestern Louisiana. She was a two-time team captain and first team All-Region shortstop in 1997 and 1998.