Duste Grawrock
Duste Grawrock
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 540-261-8512
Email: duste.grawrock@svu.edu

Duste Grawrock has been the head softball coach at Southern Virginia University since 2010. 

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-american honors in 2002. 

Grawrock’s coaching experience includes three seasons as a softball coach in the state of Oregon for Sunset High School and Valley Catholic High School. She is also a private coach for several players and club teams in the Rockbridge County area.

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

Southern Virginia Coaching History

2010-Present—Head softball coach

Laura Tome
Laura Tome
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 509-737-4418
Email: laura.tome@svu.edu
Hometown: Pasco, Wash.
College: Southern Virginia University
Major: Spanish/Liberal Arts

Laura Tome is an assistant softball coach as well as an intern for the Athletic Communications Director for Southern Virginia University.

Tome grew up playing softball in Othello, Wash., and her family moved to Pasco, Wash. in 2004 where she continued to play for and graduate from Pasco High School in 2009.

Following graduation, Tome began playing for Southern Virginia University. She helped her team get to the USCAA championship tournament where her team forfeited the Sunday games and placed fifth overall. In the fall of 2010, Southern Virginia University replaced head coach Col. Mike Smith with Duste Grawrock, who Tome played for the following three years. During her final season, Tome served as a team captain and made a transition from catcher to center field.

Tome graduated from Southern Virginia University in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and liberal arts as well as minoring in biology and chemistry. As an undergrad she was active in student government and was a member of the first Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Southern Virginia. Tome was also active in the community as a youth mentor, a volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity resale store and an avid Remote Area Medical volunteer.

She currently resides in Buena Vista, Va.

Breanne Evans
Breanne Evans
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 435-279-0647
Hometown: Garland, Utah
College: Dixie State College
Major: Associate of Applied Science

Breanne Evans is an assistant softball coach for Southern Virginia University.

A native of Tremonton, Utah, Evans has been playing softball for 15 years and played on competitive teams until she was 17. She graduated from Bear River High School in Garland, Utah in 2009. In high school she was able to letter four years in softball and help her team win two state titles.

After high school, Evans continued her education at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah, where she earned an associate's degree in applied science in 2011. She plans to further her education and receive a degree in physical therapy assisting.

Evans is excited to help coach and mentor the players of Southern Virginia University. Understanding what it takes to get the best out of players, she is ready to get out on the field.

She and her husband, Colter, a member of Southern Virginia’s football team, along with their yellow lab, Sawyer, reside in Buena Vista, Va.

Malia Falevai
Malia Falevai
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 480-297-6423
Email: malia.falevai@students.svu.edu
Patrick Gonzalez
Patrick Gonzalez
Title: Manager
Phone: 951-398-9393
Email: patrick.gonzalez@students.svu.edu