Buena Vista Hires Western's Berneking as Head Coach

Published 07/01 2014 09:21PM

Updated 07/01 2014 10:56PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Fresh off the program's first conference tournament title, a member of the Missouri Western softball coaching staff is moving on to a new position.

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.

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