ISU softball coach Pinkerton receives contract extension


July 30th, 2021 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State softball coach Jamie Pinkerton has agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2025.

Pinkerton completed his fourth season at the helm of the Cyclones in 2021, leading Iowa State to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1988. After a 34-23 season in 2021, Pinkerton has a record of 105-94 at Iowa State, including a Covid-19 shortened season in 2020. The Cyclones won a pair of games at the 2021 NCAA Regional, advancing to the regional championship for the first time in program history.

“I am very thankful and grateful for the opportunity that President Wintersteen, Jamie Pollard and Calli Sanders have given me to continue to lead the softball program at Iowa State,” Pinkerton said. “Iowa State is where I want to be. I believe we have the softball program going in the right direction, both in the classroom and on the field. I am excited about the future of our program.”

Iowa State also earned its first-ever ranking in the NFCA Top-25 Coaches poll on Feb. 23, 2021, debuting at No. 25 in the country. ISU’s unprecedented success has been sparked by Pinkerton engineering the greatest offense ever seen in Ames. For the third time in his four seasons at Iowa State, the Cyclones set a new school record for home runs – hitting 64 in just 57 games.

Under Pinkerton, Iowa State produced a two-time all-American in Sami Williams. The Cyclones have also had seven All-Big 12 selections and six NFCA All-Midwest Region selections.