Department of Kinesiology
Tami Loy is the head coach of the Southwestern Oklahoma State softball team. Loy is only the second head coach of the SWOSU softball team in the program's five-year history.
In 2001, Loy was named the Lone Star Conference North Division 'Coach of the Year' after leading the Lady Bulldogs to their first LSC Post Season Tournament berth. She also set a new school record with 28 wins, 23 more victories than the 2000 season, concluding one of the most prolific single-season turnarounds in NCAA history.
A graduate of Central Oklahoma, Loy competed for the Bronchos from 1984-89 at catcher and second base, playing under coaching legend Gerry Pinkston. She also received her master's degree at UCO in 1998.
Loy began her coaching career as the head softball coach at Dewar High School in 1990, completing her stint in 1992. She then accepted the head position at Edmond Santé Fe High School, mentoring its softball program for the past seven years. In the fall of 1997, she was named District II Coach of the Year. The Metro Conference named her its Coach of the Year in 1998.
While at Edmond Santé Fe, Loy also served as the girls' soccer coach from 1993-97 and as the chairperson of the business department from 1994-95. She submitted two articles for publication, "How to Survive the Character Building Years," which was published in Fastpitch World Magazine in May 1997 and "Attribution Theory: How It Effects Goal Setting, Motivation, and Commitment."
An experienced clinician, Loy headed up the Edmond Fastpitch Softball Camp for five years. She has also assisted at the Oklahoma University Softball Camp in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Since coming to SWOSU, Loy hosts the annual Tami Loy Fastpitch Softball Camp for junior high and high school age kids.