Assistant coach Mandie Berneking was named head softball coach at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Berneking was a four-year starter Missouri Western from 2006-2009, and has worked as a coach under Jen Trotter for four years.
She inherits a Buena Vista team coming off a 15-21 season.
"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to join the BVU family!" Berneking said in a Buena Vista press release. "This team and program has all of the right tools, personnel, staff, and support to take it to the next level, and I am very excited to be put in the position to help guide us there."
The search for a new assistant at Missouri Western begins immediately.