Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rachel Hanson Resigns at Stanford

Stanford head coach Rachel Hanson has resigned from the Cardinal to pursue another professional opportunity outside of college softball.

Hanson, who spent three seasons at the program's helm, amassed a 49-104 record during her time leading the Cardinal, including a 17-37 overall record in 2017. Her squad landed in the conference cellar during each of the past three seasons, bringing up the rear in the nine-team league.

The Cardinal earned just four wins in conference play during Hanson's tenure, including an 0-24 conference record in 2016.

Prior to Stanford, Hanson had been head coach at Dartmouth for four seasons that included an Ivy League championship and an NCAA regional berth. Her coaching resume also includes five seasons at the University of Dallas.

On leaving Stanford, Hanson will assume a position as Executive Director at the Baseball and Softball Education Foundation, a nonprofit based in Saint Louis, Missouri. The organization "focuses on building one of the largest sports character education venues in the nation", according to a school press release.

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