Southern Nazarene Softball Camps
A two-time Conference Coach of the Year, Tere Webber, begins her 15th season as the head coach of the Crimson Storm softball program. Webber brings a career record of 375-389-1 into the 2019 season.
Southern Nazarene is coming off its fourth straight Great American Conference Championships appearance and their best finish in the tournament. The Storm entered the tournament as the fifth seed and scored wins over Henderson State and No. 7 Ranked, and top-seeded, Southern Arkansas to advance to the winner's bracket final. After falling to Arkansas Tech, SNU rallied to down SAU one more time to reach the GAC Championship game where it eventually finished as the runner-up. It was the highest finish in the GAC Championships in program history.
In the 2017 season, the Storm entered the tournament as the sixth seed and picked up wins over Henderson State, Arkansas-Monticello, and Arkansas Tech before falling to Southern Arkansas who was the runner up in the tournament. The Team's third place finish was the farthest SNU had ever reached in the GAC Championships until the 2018 season.
Webber's 2016 team recorded the program's highest cumulative GPA since joining the NCAA at 3.34 at the end of the fall 2016 semester.
Webber took the Crimson Storm where they had never been before in the 2012 season as SNU reached the program's first NAIA National Tournament. SNU finished just one game away from bracket play as it went 2-1 in pool play before falling to No. 2 Cal State San Marcos. SNU went 42-18 overall and 17-5 in the Sooner Athletic Conference for a third place finish. SNU had two named NAIA All-Americans in Amy Madden and Jill Clemence. Clemence also laid claim to the SAC Freshman of the Year award.
It was in the 2012 season that Webber also recorded her 200th career win with an 8-3 victory over Bellevue (Neb.), Feb. 26.
The 2013 and 2014 seasons were NCAA Division II Membership Process years and SNU was ineligible for Great American Conference and NCAA postseason play. Amy Madden was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for Division II in 2013.
The Crimson Storm reached new heights in the 2011 season, becoming the first team in program history to post a 40-win season as SNU went 44-16 and 16-10 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Southern Nazarene reached as high as No. 10 in the NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 poll. SNU also had two NAIA All-Americans in Katie Hale and Amy Madden while Madden was named the Diamond Sports NFCA-NAIA Catcher of the Year.
In 2010, SNU posted its second straight 30-win season and third in Webber’s career at SNU after going 33-23 and reached the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. SNU also produced All-American first team selection Katie Hale and three All-SAC selections and a SAC Gold Glove team member. Webber was also named the 2010 SAC Coach of the Year.
Webber guided the Crimson Storm to the programs best record to date in 2009, posting a 36-19 mark. SNU also garnered the program’s first-ever NAIA national ranking during the 2009 season, debuting at No. 25 during the week of March 25th. SNU stayed in the rankings for three weeks, rising as high as No. 21.
In her second season at the helm of the SNU softball program, Webber led SNU to their most successful season in school history to that point, rebounding SNU from a 12-40 mark in her first year to a 35-25 record in 2006. SNU finished fourth in the tough SAC conference and earned an NAIA regional tournament bid for the first time in school history. For her efforts, Webber was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Webber also served as an assistant for the highly successful SNU women’s basketball program for several seasons and was a part of the Crimson Storm's 2003 and 2004 NAIA National Championship coaching staff.
Webber is a former player for SNU (then Bethany Nazarene College) where she played for the SNU women’s basketball program.
She began her coaching career in 1983 as the Head Tennis Coach at Yukon (Okla.) High where she served for 17 years. In 1984, Webber also became an assistant coach for the Yukon High softball program. While an assistant for the Yukon softball program, Webber helped lead the Millerettes to two state championships. In 1992, Webber was an all-state coach in softball and was named the Head Girl’s Basketball Coach at Yukon High where she served for eight seasons before coming to Southern Nazarene’s women’s basketball program. At Yukon, Webber was named the Large West All-State Coach in 1998 and an All-Big City Coach in 1995.
Webber is a 1978 graduate of Southern Nazarene University and a 1974 graduate of Enid High School.
She is married to Lary and they reside in Yukon. They have three children; Chris and wife Regina (both SNU graduates), granddaughter Annabelle and grandson Cal, Kasey (SNU graduate) and husband Brian, grandson Benjamin, and Jana.
Brian Madden begins his 10th season as a coach for the Crimson Storm softball program and made an immediate impact in his first season in 2009.
Working a majority of the time with the hitting aspects of the game, in one season with Southern Nazarene, Madden helped Southern Nazarene break school records in batting average (.363), slugging percentage (.543), on-base percentage (.434), runs scored (387), hits (554), most doubles (119), RBIs (362) and total bases (830). Southern Nazarene has also set the school record for home runs in each of the past three seasons. The Storm hit 45 home runs in 2009, 47 in 2010 and 57 in 2011.
Madden helped SNU finish in the top ten in six different hitting categories in 2009, including having SNU at No. 3 nationally in batting average. The Storm were in the top 10 in the NAIA in four different categories and in the top 20 in 11 different categories in 2011.
Madden is a former star for the SNU baseball program. A 2007 graduate of Southern Nazarene University, Madden earned his degree in business from SNU. He was a four-year starter for the Crimson Storm baseball team as a first baseman and designated hitter. At SNU, Madden was twice honored with an NAIA All-American honorable mention, along with earning two NAIA All-Region VI and two All-Sooner Athletic Conference first team selections. Madden holds SNU records for career games started, played, and career hits (270). Madden also holds SNU’s career record for RBI’s with 190, total bases (368), and walks (91).
Madden began his coaching career in 2007, coaching for one season as an assistant for the baseball program at Oklahoma Christian University.
Madden, and his wife Nickie, have a son, Aiden, and a daughter, Makenzie.