Vann Stuedeman '94
Athletic Hall of Fame 2011
Birmingham native Vann Stuedeman '94 pitched for the Huntingdon softball team for four years, achieving All-American accolades and helping the Lady Hawks reach the national tournament twice, both times finishing third. After graduating, she earned her master’s degree in elementary education at the University of West Alabama, where she coached as a graduate assistant. She helped lead the team to the Gulf South Conference championship in 1995 while the team’s head coach was on maternity leave.
Stuedeman has developed a reputation as one of the premiere softball coaches in America. In June 2011 she was named head softball coach at Mississippi State University following an 11-year stint as the pitching coach at the University of Alabama, where she helped lead the Crimson Tide to the Women’s College World Series six times.