"As a Northwestern softball player, you will grow as a whole person. We push our athletes daily to not only perform well on the field but also in life. We want our young women to be women of integrity and faith. On the field, we want to play at a high level but it is not about the outcome of a game. Rather, it is about our quality of play. We want our athletes to be more concerned with how we perform as a team than how we perform individually. We strive to create an atmosphere of togetherness in our softball program."
--Head Coach Chris Nachtigall
Coach Nachtigall is entering his seventh year as the head softball coach at Northwestern and has an overall record of 156-130. In the four years Nachtigall has been at NWC his teams have amassed the best record in conference play going 74-46 over that time. His teams have placed in the top three 4 out of 6 years and top five 5 out of 6 years. The team accomplished multiple records including 4th most home runs (2012), most stolen bases (2013) and best overall fielding percentage in a season(2012). Coach Nachtigall also earned GPAC coach of the year in 2012. “At Northwestern our goal is to play without fear. We want to take that attitude on and off the field, putting full effort into being people that will help change the world for good.” Coach Nachtigall
Family: wife-Marena; children-Cohen,Eden and Ayla.
Alma Mater (Year): Iowa Wesleyan (2007)
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