2013 Manager: Brenda Cowell-Dressel

Brenda Cowell-Dressel

Brenda’s coaching philosophy and success stories revolve around the 3 D’s: dedication, determination and defense. Those three words have helped guide Brenda to a present coaching record of 1,360 wins and 340 losses.

As Dashners’ skipper, Brenda described the ladies of the team as very much fun to be with, a close-knit group and very competitive.

In 1986 and 1989, Dashners captured State Tournament titles in Class C. They also finished eighth, tenth and fourteenth in World Tournament competitions during the mid- to late-80s. Brenda’s managerial efforts were recognized during the 1988 Divisional NIT in Louisville, Kentucky when she received the All-Tournament Co-Manager Award.

Upon reflecting on what opportunities the USSSA organization has provided her teams, she said, “The USSSA is a class act, as our team was made stronger through the years of going to the larger tournaments and playing the tougher competition.”

Brenda mentions some of her most outstanding players that she has managed as Jeri Siegfried-Mueller, Cinda Liefer, Glenda Junge, Denise Aubuchon and Nancy Theis, to name a few. Her guidance on the field has guided her to induction into the Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame.