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Wisconsin Lutheran College - Softball
Wisconsin Lutheran College - Softball

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COACHING STAFF

 

Bill Curtis  |  Head Coach

Bill Curtis is in his fifth season as head softball coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Curtis was named the program's ninth head coach on May 24, 2011. He also serves the college as Director of Athletic Development.

Curtis, the 2014 NACC Co-Coach of the Year, guided the Warriors to their best season in program history two years ago. WLC finished 27-16 overall, shattering the school-record for wins by eight games from a season prior. The Warriors' 16-6 conference record tied the 2008 squad for most league victories. Wisconsin Lutheran made its second straight appearance in the NACC Tournament and third overall. WLC won 11 of its final 12 regular season games to solidify the second seed in the conference tournament. The Warriors landed three players on the All-NACC First Team, including Position Player and Freshman of the Year, Brittney Blazich. Curtis has mentored nine players to all-conference honors in four season as head coach.

Curtis came to Wisconsin Lutheran College after serving for four seasons (2008-2011) as the head girls' varsity softball coach at nearby Wisconsin Lutheran High School.

Curtis received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1980. Since 1983, he has held sales management positions in the Milwaukee area with Airborne Express, Corporate Express, Pilot Air Freight, and most recently, Unishippers. In addition, Curtis has managed and coached the Masters swim program for the Southwest YMCA.

Curtis and his wife, Jean, currently reside in Franklin. They have two older sons, Jake and Bill, and a daughter, Jinny.

 

James Flegel  |  Associate Head Coach

After 10 years of serving as an assistant coach, James Flegel is in his fourth season as associate head coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team. Flegel oversees recruiting for Warriors softball as well as game day prep and management responsibilities. He will continue working with the outfielders during team practices.

Flegel has been associated with the Wisconsin Lutheran athletic department for many years. He played basketball for the Warriors for four seasons (1990-1993) and helped the 1991-1992 squad to a 21-9 overall record.

He graduated from WLC with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1995 and went on to earn his master's of science degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2000.

Flegel has coached athletics at a variety of levels. After his collegiate playing days, Flegel joined Skip Noon's WLC men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant from 1993-1995 and 2003-2004. He is currently a school counselor at Hamilton High School in Sussex.

Flegel was born in Milwaukee September 5, 1971. He lives there today with his wife, Theresa, and son, Andrew, who attends WLC and is a member of the Warriors football team

 

Rachel Doege  |  Assistant Coach

Rachel Doege, a former four-year letterwinner on the Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team, is in her sixth season as an assistant coach for the Warriors. Doege assists with hitting and infield as well as runs WLC's softball camps.

Doege returned to her alma mater after serving as head freshman softball coach at Whitnall High School in 2009. In four seasons (2004-2008) with the Warriors, Doege finished with a career .254 batting average, driving in 29 runs. She racked up 82 hits in 117 games and compiled a .933 fielding percentage as an infielder.

Doege graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran in May 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree in art and a psychology minor.

A 2004 graduate of Menomonee Falls High School, Doege was a two-year letterwinner in both softball and volleyball for the Indians. While a member of the softball team, Doege earned Greater Metro Conference Honorable Mention recognition as a senior. During her junior season, the Indians made an appearance at the 2008 WIAA State Tournament, posting an 18-5 record.

Doege, who was born June 8, 1986, is currently an art teacher at Messmer Catholic Schools. Today she resides in Menomonee Falls.

Curtis and his wife, Jean, currently reside in Franklin. They have two older sons, Jake and Bill, and a daughter, Jinny.

 

Jinnny Metzger  |  Assistant Coach

Jinny Metzger, a former two-time all-conference performer on the Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team, is in her second season as an assistant coach for the Warriors.

Metzger returns to her alma mater after playing infield for the Warriors from 2011-2014. Following her senior year, Metzger was named First Team All-NACC. In 2013, Metzger was named Second Team All-NACC and received NACC All-Sportsmanship honors in 2012.  She appeared in 116 games for the Warriors, batting a career .397 with 115 hits and 56 runs scored. Metzger led the team in hits both her sophomore and junior season.

Metzger graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran in May 2014 with a bachelor of science degree in human social services.

During her prep career at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Metzger was a two-time First Team Wisconsin Little Ten selection, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Area Honorable Mention, and Second Team Wisconsin Little Ten selection.

Metzger is a middle school educational assistant at Atonement Lutheran School. She resides with her husband, Jesse, and son, Luke, in Milwaukee.

 

Katie Boyle  |  Assistant Coach

Katie Boyle is in her second season as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team. Boyle, who has coached for several pitching camps and clincs in the Milwaukee area, comes to WLC following an impressive playing career at UW-Whitewater.

Boyle wrapped up her softball career at UWW in 2013, when she was named WIAC Pitcher of the Year as well as First Team All-Midwest Region. She was twice named First Team All-WIAC as a pitcher in 2012 and 2013 and received Third Team All-Midwest Region honors in 2013.

During Boyle’s four seasons (2010-2013) at Whitewater, the Warhawks went 123-45 overall and 45-19 in conference play. The Warhawks advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2013 after winning the WIAC Tournament. Boyle finished with a career 2.08 earned run average in 424.2 innings pitched.  She ranks fifth in school history with 259 strikeouts and owns a career record of 43-19. She also tossed a no-hitter against UW-Stout in 2013.

Boyle graduated from UWW in 2014 with a degree in corporate communications.

Following an impressive prep career, Boyle graduated from Thomas More High School in 2009. She currently resides in Greenfield and works as a procurement associate at GMR Marketing.