LIBERAL, Kan. – The Seward County Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Ryan Wondrasek as the new Head Softball Coach. Wondrasek will become the sixth coach in program history.
"I would like to thank Roy Allen and the rest of the hiring committee for giving me the opportunity to lead the Seward County Community College softball program," said Wondrasek. "I am excited to continue to build on the rich tradition of success at Seward County and cannot wait to be a part of the great community of Liberal."
Wondrasek recently completed his second season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I University of Nebraska Omaha. He helped coach three All-Summit League selections in 2018, along with a National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-Region selection.
"I am extremely grateful for my time with the University of Nebraska Omaha and for all of the great coaches and staff I was fortunate enough to work with over the past two years," Wondrasek said. "With that being said, I am beyond excited to start this new chapter of my coaching career and cannot wait to get to work."
Before coaching the Mavericks, Wondrasek spent four years with NAIA St. Gregory's University, where he helped the Cavaliers become one of the top offensive and defensive teams in the country. In his final season with the Cavaliers, SGU ranked fourth nationally in batting average (.354) and were in the top 10 in seven other offensive categories.
"We are very excited to bring Ryan into our Seward County family," said Director of Athletics Roy Allen. "He has a wealth of experience, including at the Division I level, and comes in with rave reviews from his peers. Ryan is very driven and comes into the program with a real plan, which will lead to success this year and into the future."
Prior to St. Gregory's, Wondrasek spent five years serving as a varsity assistant baseball coach and catching instructor at Norman North High School. Under his guidance, Norman North produced back-to-back Oklahoma All-State catchers in 2011 and 2012.
He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and completed his Master of Education in Sports Administration at East Central University in 2016.