Jamie Trachsel never planned to leave North Dakota State unless she had the perfect opportunity.
Trachsel, the former co-head coach of the NDSU softball team, spent 14 years creating a championship Division II program and helped guide the team through a transition to Division I.
Leaving was a tough decision, but Trachsel knew it was an opportunity she could not pass up — being the head coach of the Cyclones.
She spent her collegiate career playing softball at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota from 1998-2000. Her team made three NCAA Division II tournament appearances and won one conference title.
Trachsel started as a graduate assistant with the Bison softball team, eventually moving to assistant coach, and then onto associate head coach. Trachsel spent her last six years as a co-head coach.