Softball complex dedicated to Pat Lipira

  • A ribbon cutting and dedication for the Pat Lipira Softball Complex was held on April 3.

    Lipira was the Missouri Southern softball coach from 1982-2000. She compiled a record of 632-275 during this period, guiding the Lions to six NCAA Regional appearances, four MIAA Championships and the NCAA National Championship in 1992. She was a five-time MIAA Coach of the Year, two-time Regional Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year in 1992.

    Nineteen years after beginning her coaching duties, she stepped down to take on the duties of head of the Department of Kinesiology, and later accepted the post of interim vice president for academic affairs. She retired in 2015.

    “This is an honor that’s a long time coming for an individual who has meant so much to this university,” said Jared Bruggeman, director of athletics.

    Pat Lipira Ribbon Cutting


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