WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
After two seasons as a graduate manager for the Nebraska softball program, Tatum Edwards joins Boo De Oliveira’s staff as a volunteer assistant. Edwards is beginning her coaching career after four decorated seasons as a student-athlete for the Huskers.
"I am happy to announce Tatum Edwards as our volunteer coach,” said De Oliveira. “She knows what it takes to win at the Big Ten Conference and national levels. She competed at Nebraska and with that experience comes the understanding of high expectations, as well as the importance of building a strong team culture. Family is of high important to Tatum and I look forward to her joining our Boilermaker softball family."
While starting her career as a coach, Edwards has found success at the next level with three years of professional experience in the National Pro Fastpitch league. She helped the Chicago Bandits to back-to-back NPF championships in 2015 and 2016.
Edwards was a two-time All-American while she was a student-athlete at Nebraska from 2011-to-2014. The Murrieta, California, native earned second-team honors in 2013 prior to earning third-team honors as a senior in 2014. She graduated with a 70-28 record and a 2.02 ERA in the circle with 24 shutouts to her credit. Edwards was a force at the plate as well, registering a career .292 batting average with 38 doubles, 46 home runs and 158 runs batted in.
“I am very excited to join and learn from the coaching staff at Purdue,” said Edwards. “Each of them provide great insight to the game and are so open-minded to allow me to learn from them and provide my thoughts about the game. I am very eager to get on campus and start this journey with everyone at Purdue!”