Penn State has hired Omaha native Amanda Lehotak as head softball coach, Athletics Director Dr. David Joyner announced Monday.
Lehotak — who joins Penn State with seven years of head coaching experience, including the last two seasons at Texas-San Antonio — was an all-state player at Omaha Gross before spending two years at the University of Mississippi. She left the Rebels after two seasons to finish at UNO, earning third-team All-American honors and a pair of first team All-North Central Conference selections as a Maverick.
“I am beyond thrilled to join this University that has not only elite academics, but also an outstanding tradition of athletics,” Lehotak said in a press release. “I am so humbled that I have been chosen to take over this program with so much potential. I am excited to get to Penn State and get to work and make Nittany Lion softball a contender both in the Big Ten and on a national level.”