Sources with knowledge of the negotiations have told JWOS that the Stanford Cardinal have found their new head softball coach in Dartmouth's Rachel Hanson. A timetable for an official announcement is as-yet unknown.
Hanson comes to Stanford after four years at the helm of the Dartmouth Big Green program. She boasts eighty-eight wins during her tenure in Hanover, but only two seasons where her team finished above the .500 mark. The 2014 campaign was her best yet as a coach, as her squad posted a 31-19 record, including an 18-2 mark in conference play.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Hanson spent five seasons as head coach at the University of Dallas. She posted an 80-87 mark there, with the victories mark setting a school record for wins by a softball head coach.
At Stanford, Hanson will replace John Rittman, who retired following the 2014 season after eighteen years at the helm of the Cardinal. Rittman led his team to a 30-25 record in 2014, to go along with an eighth-place (second to last) finish in the PAC-12 conference.