Mary VandeHoef
Mary VandeHoef
Title: Head Softball Coach, Intramural Director, Dow Center Assistant Director
Phone: 616-395-7956
Phone: 616-403-2171
Email: [email protected]
Year: Eighth
Previous College: Master's, Ithaca (N.Y.) College, 2007; Bachelor's, Central (Iowa)
YEAR OVERALL MIAA NCAA
2017 27-15-0 1st (tie) 2-2, regional runner-up
2016 23-18-0 3rd ----
2015 29-11-0 2nd (tie) 2-2,regional runner-up
2014 23-16-0 2nd -----
2013 17-19-0 4th (tie) -----
2012 17-20-1 5th -----
2011 25-15-1 2nd -----
CAREER 162-114-2
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Mary VandeHoef has been head softball coach at Hope College since 2011. She also works for the college as the Dow Center assistant director and intramural director.

VandeHoef has guided the Flying Dutch to a 162-114-2 overall record and a 96-44 mark in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association games. She led Hope to a share of the 2017 MIAA championship.

VandeHoef came to Hope with a strong undergirding in NCAA Division III athletics. She played softball at Central College in Pella, Iowa and graduated with honors in 2003. She was a member of the softball coaching staff for two years (2005-2007) at Ithaca College (NY) as a graduate assistant while receiving her masters degree in sport psychology, and helped guide the Bombers to the NCAA Division III College World Series in 2006.  She then served as an assistant at her alma mater, coaching the junior varsity program and assisting at the varsity level for three years before coming to Hope.

A co-captain of Central's 2003 NCAA Division III national championship team, VandeHoef was a four-time NCAA tournament participant, four-year letter winner, and recipient of the team's most inspirational player award three of her four years. Central compiled a 158-30-1 record during her career, with Iowa Conference titles in 2000, 2002 and 2003, third-place NCAA regional finishes in 2000 and 2002, and two NCAA Division III College World Series appearances, including a national runner-up finish in 2001 and the NCAA championship in 2003.