SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Cal State San Marcos Director of Athletics Jennifer Milo has announced the hiring of Stefanie Ewing as the new head softball coach on Monday.
“We are very fortunate to add Stefanie Ewing to our team,” Milo said “Her knowledge and experience with the sport of softball is of championship caliber. She also brings a passion with her regarding the student-athlete experience. Coach Ewing is poised and ready to bring CSUSM Softball to the next level of success.”
Ewing enters as the fourth head coach in program history. She comes to CSUSM after three years as the assistant coach at NCAA Division I New Mexico State, where she helped the Aggies to three WAC Regular Season Conference Championships and two WAC Conference Tournament Champions. Under Ewing’s guidance, the Aggies finished second in the conference in defensive percentage at .963 with four new infielders and the second youngest NCAA Division I team in the country.
During her time at NMSU, Ewing’s primary duties were defense, budget coordinator, equipment and apparel manager, camps, travel and recruiting.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank Jennifer Milo and Todd Snedden for entrusting me to lead the CSUSM softball program,” Ewing said. “This is a dream come true for me and my family. I am excited to lead this group of young ladies to new horizons and bring championships to CSUSM.”
Prior to NM State, Ewing was a head coach for the Arizona Firecrackers under 18 Gold team and the Arizona Hotshots Club team from 2011-15. While there, she coached over 30 players to be All-Region, All-Conference, All-Americans, Freshmen of the Year and Academic All-Americans at the Division I-III level.
In addition to coaching the Firecrackers and the Hotshots, Ewing was the varsity softball coach at Chaparral High School from 2012-15. The Scottsdale, Ariz. native guided Chaparral to the state finals in 2013 and the state semi-finals in 2014. Following her team’s run in the state tournament, Ewing was named Arizona Big School Coach of the Year in 2013.
Ewing began her coaching career in 2010 as an assistant coach at Butler, where the team garnered the most wins in school history. Under her guidance, the Bulldogs set offensive records in home runs, batting average, RBIs and runs scored.
Ewing played at Oregon State from 2006-09. During the 2006 season, Oregon State advanced to the Women’s College World Series for the first time in program history. During that same year, Ewing earned All-Pacific Region and was named to the All-PAC 10 Freshman Team. Additionally, Ewing was named All-Pac 10 in 2009 and was a three-year captain for the Beavers.
In 2004, Ewing was a member of the Greek National Team at 16 years old. She participated in the Olympic Test Event in Athens, Greece that year where she won a silver medal.