Corey Christopher enters his first year as Head Softball Coach.
Christopher has served as an assistant coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato and Iowa Lakes Community College. While at MSU, the Mavericks posted arguably their best season ever as they finished the season with a 28-5 record, the Northern Sun Conference championship, the NCAA Central Regional Championship, and advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four. While coaching at Iowa Lakes, the Lakers posted a first regular season Iowa Community College Athletic Conference championship in school history. The Lakers went on to win the NJCAA Region XI championship earning a trip to the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament. Prior to this, Christopher coached high school basketball in Minnesota where he coached in 5 section tournament championships and the state tournament. Christopher serves in an advisor role and as an adjunct faculty member for Iowa Lakes Community College.
Christopher obtained a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in 1993 with a B.S. in Language Arts Education and Coaching.
Larson begins her 2nd season with Iowa Lakes as the program’s Graduate Assistant.
Katie played at Cathedral High School in New Ulm, MN where she helped her team to two state championships and three state appearances in five years. Katie then attended Iowa Lakes Community College, where her team took 3rd at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. After graduating from Iowa Lakes, Katie continued her education and softball career at University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. She helped the school and the program make the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. Katie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education.
Birkey starts his second season as an assistant volunteer coach for the Laker Softball team.