Andi Wolf was named Head Coach of the University of Regina Cougars, taking over from Mike Smith who was the Head Coach for the last decade. Andi has been an assistant coach with the team for the last two seasons. Along with coaching the Cougars, Andi has also coached for Team Saskatchewan over the past five years. Originally from Whitewood, SK, she attended Jamestown College in North Dakota and now currently lives in Wapella, SK with her family.
Meet the University of Regina’s coaches for 2017.Andi Wolf (Head Coach) Andi Wolf will be stepping into the role of Head Coach this season for the Cougars. This upcoming season will be her third season with the Cougars. She is looking forward to working with the new coaching staff, current players and adding some new faces in to the line up. Along with coaching the Cougars, Andi has also coached for Team Sask over the past 6 years and is a board director for Softball Canada. . Originally from Whitewood, SK, she had a successful minor ball career playing across Canada, at the College level in Jamestown, ND and two seasons internationally in Japan. She currently lives in Wapella, SK with her family. Outside of coaching, Andi helps out on the family farm and is a substitute teacher. Jill Huber (Assistant Coach) Jill Huber will be going into her second season as an assistant coach with the Cougars. In 2009 and 2010, Huber was the starting shortstop for the Cougars. For her 2010 season, Huber received numerous accolades; she was named the Top Offensive Player in the Alberta Intercollegiate Women’s Fastball Association, a First Team League All-Star, and Top Hitter and Most Valuable Player for the U of R. A highlight for Huber in her softball career was making the National tournament All-Star Team as a shortstop and winning silver at Nationals in 2010. As a former Cougar softball player, Huber has a lot to offer the team this year. She is taking on a mentorship role with the team along with coaching. This season, Huber is most looking forward to placing at the National Championship and sharing the knowledge she has gained from her experience as a Cougar athlete. Though Huber is originally from Lipton, SK, she now resides in Regina and works for the Regina Qu’appelle Heath Region as a Registered Social Worker. Curtis Baylak (Hitting Coach) Curtis Baylak grew up in Winnipeg, MB and currently resides in Regina, SK. This is Curtis’ second season with the Cougars. For the past 13 years, Curtis has coached in Regina for both the minor girls league and the ladies league. He has also served as the Softball Sask hitting instructor for Regina and attended the Arizona State Coach Clinic twice. One of Curtis’ highlights in his years of coaching was coaching a team at the World Cup where he got to meet and compete against players from all over the globe. This season with the Cougars Curtis is looking forward to seeing the players progress and winning the National championship. Off the field, Curtis works at Sleek Signs in Regina. Mikaila Etheredge (Assistant Coach)
2017 will be Mikaila’s first year on the coaching staff following a three year playing stint with the Cougars and two National tournament
bronze medals. During her time with the Cougars she has been named the WCSA’s MVP ( 2014 and 2015 ), WCSA Top Batter ( 2014 and 2015 ), and to the All-Star teams as a catcher ( 2014, 2015, and 2016 ). During her final 2016 season she was also named to the National Tournament All-Star team as a catcher. Each year she was the Cougars Top Hitter, and in 2014 was named as the Cougars MVP. Additionally, she has been named to the All-Academic team both eligible years. Prior to her time with the Cougars she played two years at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee; and two years at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. During her U.S. collegiate career she was an All-Conference player and a member of the All-Academic teams. She has also played overseas in Austria (2015) and New Zealand (2016). This season Mikaila is excited to be able to continue to be a part of the program and give back to the team that gave so much to her. Originally from Trinity, Alabama, Mikaila is currently living in Regina and finishing up her master’s degree in Sport Psychology.