Softball Coach Lamar Brendemuehl resigns after 19 seasons
Lamar Brendemuehl, the head coach for the St. Anthony Village softball team for the past 19 seasons, has announced his retirement from this position in order to spend more time with his family.
"Over the past two decades Coach Brendemuehl has built one of the most successful softball programs in the state, and he did it the right way, always focusing on growing his teams on and off the field,” commented Athletic Director Troy Urdahl. “Brendemuehl is one of the most respected fastpitch coaches in Minnesota - we will miss his incredible passion, effort, and leadership. There was never a doubt, Lamar always gave his best for our student-athletes and left an incredible positive impact on hundreds of athletes. Thank you for 19 great years, Lamar!"
Coach Brendemuehl began coaching for the Huskies in 2004. It didn’t take long for him to make his mark on the program, leading St. Anthony to the State Tournament in 2006, where they finished with a Consolation Championship.
The following year, the Huskies took second place at the State Tournament. Since then the team has made seven additional trips to the State Tournament, including two in the past two seasons.
The Huskies have also had an impressive conference record under Coach Brendemuehl’s leadership, winning 10 conference titles in 19 seasons. He will depart the program as the winningest coach in program history, tallying 345 wins.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be the Varsity Head Softball Coach at St. Anthony Village High School for the past 19 years,” said Coach Brendemuehl. “I am so thankful for all the players, coaches, parents, administration, staff, fans, officials, and community that have made for such a great softball experience at St. Anthony. I will cherish the relationships, memories, many laughs, and achievements that I have been able to be a part of while trying to build a program that the community can be proud of. Many thanks as well to the Huskies Diamond Club and St. Anthony Softball Boosters for all the support and development opportunities for the girls over the years. I am confident that our softball program will remain strong for many years to come. Champions do...whatever it takes! Thanks again. Go Huskies!”
The search for the next transformational coach for the softball program will begin immediately.