Grinnell College Softball Camps
Head Coach Lynn Anderson
Lynn Anderson, hired as Grinnell's softball coach in July 2018, brings a wealth of success to the Pioneer program.
Anderson, a former captain of the University of Wisconsin-Madison softball team, comes to Grinnell after five seasons as an assistant coach at UW-Oshkosh. Working primarily with hitting and outfielders, she helped the Titans to two consecutive NCAA Division III National Softball Tournament appearances and a regional title in 2017. The Titans compiled a 138-63 record during Anderson's tenure and had 14 All-Great Lakes Region, 26 All-Conference and 50 Conference Scholastic Honor Roll selections.
Other coaching duties have included instructing at the Milwaukee Brewers Summer Camp, a volunteer coaching post at UW-Madison and graduate assistant coaching job at Valparaiso University.
As a player, Anderson was a walk-on who went on to letter four years while playing shortstop for the Badgers. She was a team captain in 2008 and voted the team's Defensive Player of the Year. She led the Badgers in home runs (nine), total bases (68), slugging percentage (.489) and assists (118) in 2008 and ranked second in batting average, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits and RBIs.
She is tied for fourth on the Badgers' record board for single-season home runs and fifth in career assists with 311. Anderson was part of the 2005 Wisconsin squad that made the program's third NCAA Division I National Softball Tournament appearance, and was one of 34 women in the country invited to the USA Baseball Women's National Team Development Program in 2014.
Anderson graduated from UW-Madison in December 2008 with a double major, earning a bachelor's degrees in sociology and a criminal justice certificate. She gained her master's degree in sports administration from Valparaiso in December 2011, graduating with highest distinction.