first_img Tags: Colorado Christian/Iowa Wesleyan/Jo Koons/Lassen CC/Laura Heberling/South Carolina-Beaufort Sand Sharks/Stanford/Steve Johnson/UNC Pembroke/USU Softball/Virginia Intermont/William Woods/Young Harris Written by Brad James June 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Softball Announces Two New Assistants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Thursday, Utah State head softball coach Steve Johnson announced the addition of Laura Heberling and Jo Koons to his staff.Heberling and Koons each have history with Johnson as they played for him at Division II North Carolina-Pembroke and Utah State respectively.Heberling will oversee the Aggies’ pitchers and catchers and comes to Logan from NAIA South Carolina-Beaufort, where she has been the Sand Sharks’ coach for the past five seasons.At the helm of USCB, Heberling went 177-92 (.658) and led her squad to the Sun Conference Tournament championship in 2013 and 2015 and was the 2015 Sun Conference coach of the year.Heberling also served as an assistant coach at Division III Iowa Wesleyan and as a graduate assistant at NAIA William Woods of Fulton, Mo.In her playing career, Heberling started at Division II Young Harris and then transferred to NAIA Division II Virginia Intermont before playing for Johnson at UNC Pembroke.Heberling has a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from UNC Pembroke and a master’s in athletics/activities administration from William Woods.Koons returns to her alma mater to supervise the Aggies’ outfield and spent this past season as the head coach at Lassen CC of Susanville, Calif.During her season there, the Cougars went 19-18 and they led the Golden Valley Conference in stolen bases and triples.In 2017, Koons made her full-time coaching debut at Division II Colorado Christian, and in 2016, she was a volunteer assistant at Stanford. With the Cardinal, she worked with the outfielders and hitters and served as the travel coordinator and camp director.last_img