Nevar announces retirement

Coach steps away after five seasons

May 24, 2012 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, TENN. -- Middle Tennessee head softball coach Sue Nevar announced her retirement effective immediately after five seasons at the helm of the Blue Raider softball program.

“I would like to thank Dr. McPhee and Chris Massaro for the opportunity they gave me five years ago,” said Nevar. “I have been blessed to be able to coach some wonderful student-athletes and to coach alongside some great coaches. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and am extremely proud to be a Blue Raider and will ‘bleed blue’ forever.”

Nevar steps aside after leading the Blue Raiders to a 16-33 record in 2012. During her five-year tenure at Middle Tennessee, she amassed an overall clip of 92-163 while going 36-81 in Sun Belt play.

“We appreciate Sue’s contributions to Middle Tennessee and we wish her and her family well,” said Middle Tennessee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro. “She is ‘True Blue’ and will always be a Blue Raider.”

Prior to coming to Murfreesboro, Nevar enjoyed an extremely successful run as head coach at Kent State from 1986-96, highlighted by taking the Golden Flashes to the Women’s College World Series in 1990 while posting a 43-9 record.

A native of Fairlawn, Ohio, Nevar was a four-year letter winner at Indiana in both softball and volleyball from 1977-80. She began her coaching career with stops as an assistant coach at Texas A&M and Ohio State. Nevar retires with an overall record of 376-379 in 16 seasons as head coach.

Massaro said that a search for a replacement will begin immediately.

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