Head Softball Coach
Katharine Hannagan is in her third year as the head softball coach at Finlandia University. She is 30-32 in two seasons.
2017 was one of the best seasons in school history. The Lions went from 5-19 to finish 25-13 and win the American Collegiate Athletic Association Championship. It was just the second conference title in school history and the improvement of +13 ranked fifth in NCAA Division III. The Lions broke 11 individual and team school records and had 32 additions to the record book.
Hannagan was named the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Coach of the Year and had six All-AD3I selections and two All-Americans.
Prior to Finlandia, Hannagan was an assistant coach at St. Francis (Ill.) for three years. The Fighting Saints qualified for the NAIA World Series in 2015.
A native of Monee, Ill., Hannagan had an outstanding career at Olivet Nazarene. She helped the Tigers to a record of 190-58, win three Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) championships and three trips to the NAIA World Series.
Hannagan was 86-26 with 84 complete games, 288 strikeouts and a 2.22 ERA in 718.7 innings. She was a two-time CCAC MVP and Pitcher of the Year, two-time NFCA All-Great Lakes Region, NCCAA All-American and two-time NAIA and NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete.
Hannagan has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Training and Development from St. Francis (Ill.).