The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly
The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly
Sport & Story
10. From Bad to Super
38 minutes Posted May 14, 2019 at 7:40 am.
Arkansas softball was in a bad place when Courtney Deifel arrived as the head coach prior to the 2016 season. Now, they’re headed back to the postseason for the third straight year. How did Deifel do it? We sit down with Coach Deifel to talk about her journey, beginning with a career in Japan
going back to school and beginning her coaching career
She gives insight into why, despite the program’s struggles, she never saw Arkansas as a bad job
and how she built a competitive roster
Finally, we learn what kind of coach she is and why she doesn’t get ejected
and what it’s like balancing being a mom and a coach
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Arkansas softball was in a bad place when Courtney Deifel arrived as the head coach prior to the 2016 season. Now, they’re headed back to the postseason for the third straight year. How did Deifel do it? We sit down with Coach Deifel to talk about her journey, beginning with a career in Japan (4:09), going back to school and beginning her coaching career (9:25). She gives insight into why, despite the program’s struggles, she never saw Arkansas as a bad job (15:10) and how she built a competitive roster (18:38). Finally, we learn what kind of coach she is and why she doesn’t get ejected (25:06), and what it’s like balancing being a mom and a coach (31:11).