Erin Skinner named new DSU Softball Coach

Dakota State University has a new Women’s Softball coach. Athletics director Jeff Dittman announced Thursday that DSU has hired Erin Skinner as the new head coach of women’s softball. 

Skinner spent last season as the head coach of Presentation, where she was voted the North Star Athletic Association Softball Coach-of-the-Year.  She coached a pair of athletes who were named to the NSAA Softball All-Conference teams.

Skinner was an assistant coach at Lyon Arkansas for one season in 2021-22. She also served as their recruiting coordinator and developed and implemented the team’s strength and conditioning program.

Prior to Lyon, Skinner spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Doane in Nebraska.  She played college softball at Lindenwood-Belleville in Illinois, where she was a four-year recipient of the American Midwest Conference All-Academic team, as well as Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete in 2018 and 2019.