Penn State head coach Amanda Lehotak has resigned from her post.
According to a school press release, Lehotak’s resignation is effective July 13th, as she seeks to “pursue other professional opportunities outside of softball.”
Leohtak spent the past seven years as the head coach at Penn State, collecting a 140-208 overall record and a 48-91 conference mark. The Nittany Lions recorded two winning seasons during her tenure, and reached double-digit wins in conference play just once. The program sported an 11-15 overall record on the year when the 2020 season ended.
“This was not an easy decision as my time at Penn State has been nothing short of incredible,” Lehotak said in a statement. “I am grateful for all the amazing people I was able to work with, especially my talented and dedicated staff. I’ve been lucky to coach some of the best student-athletes in my career and will always remember the growth they showed on and off the field to become the successful young women they are today. I am extremely thankful for the unwavering support from the Nittany Lion faithful of boosters, alumni and fans who showed up to each game at Beard Field and beyond. One of my principles I have always stressed to my student-athletes and my staff is to be where your feet are, and now it’s time for me to do the same. I will forever look back at my time in Happy Valley with cherished memories and wish nothing but the best for the Nittany Lions.”
Prior to assuming the helm at Penn State, Lehotak was the head coach at UTSA and Jacksonville.