A two-time Conference Coach of the Year, Tere Webber, begins her 12th season as the head coach of the Crimson Storm softball program. Webber brings a career record of 295-296 into the 2016 season.
Southern Nazarene is coming off its first Great American Conference Championship apperance in the school's first year of GAC and NCAA Division II postseason eligilbilty. The Storm entered the tournament as the sixth seed and picked up a win over Arkansas-Monticello before falling to Arkansas Tech who took third place in the tournament.
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 Memership Process years and SNU was inelgible 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. In 1992, Webber 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 (Okla.) 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.