Due to the Forecasted Winter Weather that is going to hit our area Friday into Saturday, our Advanced Skills Winter Camps scheduled for this Saturday, December 1 has been CANCELLED.
We will have another camp of the same structure on February 10, 2019. Please check back for updates on that soon!
Shannon Pivovar is in her first season as head softball coach for USF.
Named to the position on June 26, Pivovar served an assistant coach for SDSU head coach Krista Wood and helped lead the Jackrabbits to a 37-18 mark with the .673 winning percentage in 2018, which is the best in the program's DI era. SDSU, which improved its win total by 18 (19-35, 2017), broke the 35-win mark for the second time in history. The Jackrabbits advanced to the postseason for the first time in the NCAA DI era, earning an automatic bid to the 2018 National Invitational Softball Championships (NISC). At the NISC, SDSU reached the championship round and forced a winner-take-all game.
A native of Ralston, Neb., Pivovar joined the Jackrabbit softball staff in August of 2014 after working for one season as a graduate assistant at Wayne State College for Wood.
Before going into coaching, Pivovar was a standout student-athlete at Missouri Western State in St. Joseph, Mo. With the Griffons softball team, she was a four-year starter in the middle infield, earning All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) honors three times, and added All-North Central Region honors in 2008. She also helped lead Missouri Western to a pair of NCAA Tournaments.
Named the 2010 Missouri Western Female Athlete of the Year, Pivovar, who had a career average of .306 and a .455 slugging mark, ranks in the top-10 in nine career categories at MWSU, including; assists (3rd, 387), at bats (5th, 692), games played (6th, 226), starts (6th, 224), hits (7th, 212), doubles (6th, 40), home runs (10th, 21), total bases (10th, 315) and runs batted in (8th, 124). She also ranks in the top-10 in three season categories, including doubles (4th, 18, and 2008); RBIs (10th, 43, and 2009) and assists (6th, 136, and 2009).
Pivovar also excelled in the classroom, earning All-MIAA academic honors three times, finishing her Griffon career with a 3.80 grade point average. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management, with a minor in business.
In addition to her work on the field and in the classroom, Pivovar also served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee throughout college as president, vice-president and secretary. Additionally, she worked for the Missouri Western sports information department helping with football, women's soccer and men's and women's basketball.
After her time at Missouri Western, Pivovar moved on to Creighton where she worked as a sports information intern for two years before landing a full-time position as the assistant sports information director in 2012-13.