Northwest Missouri State has announced their newest head coach, as Naomi Tellez (TAY-ez) was named today (Wednesday) as the 10th head coach in the Bearcat softball program’s history.
Tellez will officially join the Northwest staff July 1.
Tellez is a San Diego native who played her college softball at the Division I level at New Mexico and DePaul.
In her first two collegiate seasons she played for the New Mexico Lobos, starting all 105 games and was named the team MVP during her freshman campaign after slashing a .373 average with five home runs and 26 RBI. In her second season for the Lobos she hit seven home runs to go along with 43 RBI, 11 doubles, 58 hits and a .369 average.
Tellez transferred to DePaul for her final season and took home All-BIG EAST First Team, BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, and the conference’s player of the week honors in March. She finished third on the team in average (.366), fourth in runs (20), third in hits (48), third in doubles (6), tied for first in home runs (10), and first in RBI (50), which tied for fifth in the DePaul record books for most in a season
After her collegiate playing career ended, Tellez joined the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant coach at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. She has served as the pitching coach at the University of North Dakota for the previous three seasons.
Tellez graduated from DePaul in 2016 Summa Cum Laude with a 3.92 GPA. She earned her master’s in business administration with a 3.93 GPA in 2018.
Tellez is replaces head coach Ryan Anderson, who resigned after 15 seasons as the all-time winningest softball coach in program history to pursue other family interests.