Tracy Jaobsma is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Red Raider softball team.
Family: husband, Bruce, is a police officer for Orange City; children-Brook, Jolyn, Dalton
"I’m thrilled to have been added to the NWC softball coaching staff. I enjoy the higher performance level of college athletes and the atmosphere of integrity and commitment the players and coaches share. I enjoy the added Christian dimension in NWC athletics as these traits are what will permeate our lives."
Assistant Softball Coach
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Amanda Zust joins Champions Circle after many years of experience of both playing and coaching at the Division I level.
Zust graduated from Des Moines East High School in 2006 where she compiled a successful career as a pitcher. During her time as a Scarlet, she was named the 2006 Class 4A Player and Pitcher of the Year as well as captain of the all-tournament team after leading her team to a state title. She finished her career with a 66-14 record while compiling a 0.86 ERA and 798 strikeouts — 315 of those in her senior campaign.
Amanda continued her playing career at The University of Iowa where she currently ranks top 10 in numerous pitching categories including career games, innings pitched, complete games, wins and strikeouts. She joined a pitching staff that led the Hawkeyes to two NCAA tournament appearances and helped to earn them a top 25 national ranking in four pitching categories including strikeouts, ERA and wins.
After her collegiate career, Zust transitioned into coaching, becoming an assistant at Indiana State University where she worked primarily with the pitching staff. Under her guidance, the Sycamores named three pitchers to all-conference teams in five years, including the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP — first in school history. During the Sycamores 2015 historic championship run, the Sycamores posted a team ERA of 1.67 with a 6-2 record and Indiana State’s first post season win over Louisville.