Perry native will coach NOC softballAugust 24, 2019 | Sports
Submitted By SCOT CLOUD | NOC Public Information
TONKAWA — Tori Wilde is the new head coach of the Northern Oklahoma College softball program.
Wilde, a native of Perry, is a graduate of NOC and Oklahoma State University. “I am ecstatic to be a Maverick again and help student athlete’s progress to the next level,” Wilde said. “I have high hopes for the year and expect nothing but success for the softball program.”
Wilde has been working as the head softball coach at Pawnee High School.
“Tori is an impressive young lady who I think will do great things with our softball program,” said NOC Athletic Director Jeremy Hise. “She played for the Mavs softball program and has since made a steady climb up the coaching ladder. The turnaround she has orchestrated at Pawnee High School has been amazing. She has impressed a lot of people along the way with her knowledge of the game and passion for her student-athletes. We are excited to welcome Tori back to the Mavs family.” NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans said, “I am looking forward to having Tori join the Northern family and leading the Mavericks softball team. She brings great enthusiasm and expertise.”
Wilde pitched and played first base for coach Karie Linsenmeyer at NOC and before working as an assistant coach at Perry High School in 2013. In 2014 she rejoined Linsenmeyer as an assistant at Stillwater High School.
She accepted the head coaching position at Pawnee where she coached the previous three seasons. She led the Lady Black Bears to a 31-7 record in 2018 reaching the Class 2A State Semi-Finals. In three years, her record at Pawnee was 71-27.
During the summers, Wilde coaches the Exclusive college prep teams and provides private instruction to young student athletes. Wilde replaces Kadie Berlin, who accepted the head coaching position at Temple Community College in Texas on Aug. 12. In 2019, the Mavs finished 42-21 and placed third in NJCAA Region 2.