Tonja Hadley is now in her second season after rejoining the Rams in 2009 for a second stint in her coaching career, and is responsible for the Rams' hitters and outfielders. Her administrative duties include acting as recruiting coordinator, and camps and clinics coordinator, as well as travel and marketing responsibilities.
Prior to her return to Fort Collins, Hadley spent three seasons at Fort Hays State, where she was the head coach from 2006-08. During her time at FHSU, Hadley steered the Tigers to the program's first winning season since 2003, a 32-26 finish in 2008, and conference tournament appearances in 2007 and 2008. Under Hadley's direction, the Tigers rewrote the record book, setting school marks for batting average, hits, home runs, total bases and slugging percentage. Three of her players earned all-region honors and the Tigers had 14 all-conference selections during Hadley's tenure.
Hadley joined Fort Hays State from Colorado State, where she served as an assistant coach for four seasons (2002-05) under Mary Yori. At CSU, Hadley helped the Rams to consecutive Mountain West Conference championships (2003 -04). The Rams earned an NCAA regional berth in 2003, while their 40 wins the following year marked their second most in school history.
Before coaching for the Rams, Hadley served as an assistant at Santa Clara (1997-99) and helped the Broncos rebound to win a conference championship in 1998, while setting a school record for wins. Prior to that stint, she served as a student assistant at California State University-Hayward.
Having built a reputation as a winner, Hadley finished her collegiate playing career with a pair of conference championships, three postseason appearances, one regional appearance and one national title appearance. At Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., she was a two-time all-conference choice and helped the Wolverines to a conference crown, in addition to back-to-back Cal JC state playoff berths. She then transferred to Cal State-Hayward, where she was an all-conference performer and helped the Pioneers to conference and regional championships, including an invitation to the 1992 NCAA national championship game, in which her team finished national runner-up.
A highly regarded softball clinician and camp instructor, she co-founded the Bay Area Softball Enterprise in Hayward, Calif. She also has been a personal trainer/nutrition counselor for 24 Hour Fitness, a national promotions manager for Easton Sports, Inc., and special projects/account manager for San Jose Arena Management.
A 1992 graduate of Cal-State Hayward, Hadley has a bachelor's degree in recreation. In 2002, she obtained her master's in sports administration from the University of Northern Colorado, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate in sports management.
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