Grawrock to Step Down as Head Softball Coach

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Southern Virginia University head softball coach Duste Grawrock today announced that she is stepping down from her coaching responsibilities following the 2014 season.

"Duste has been a long-time member of the university family both as a former scholar-athlete and as a coach," said Southern Virginia senior women's administrator Deidra Dryden. "We appreciate her efforts in working with our softball players and providing a positive experience for them during their time here."

Over her four years as head softball coach, Grawrock has compiled a 28-79 record and coached two USCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans. Placing focus on academic success, Grawrock also coached four USCAA All-Academic recipients, two Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees and one VaSID Academic All-State recipient.

As a student at Southern Virginia, Grawrock played two seasons on the softball team under the program's all-time winningest coach, Deidra Dryden, earning USCAA Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2002. 

Grawrock's husband, Matt, is the head women's soccer coach and athletics compliance officer at Southern Virginia. They reside in Buena Vista, Va., with their four children.

"We are grateful for Duste's dedication to the softball program and her commitment to our scholar-athletes," said Southern Virginia Associate Athletic Director Jason Lamb. "We will immediately begin a search for our next head softball coach, who will build a competitive program at the NCAA Division III and Capital Athletic Conference levels."