Simon Fraser Removes Interim Tag From Fournier
Stacy Fournier was named the SFU interim head coach in January 2023 after Tina Andreana left for a job in the Division I ranks. Photo courtesy of Saint Martin's University.
Stacy Fournier was named the SFU interim head coach in January 2023 after Tina Andreana left for a job in the Division I ranks. Photo courtesy of Saint Martin's University.

Friday, June 16, 2023
by Simon Fraser Athletic Communications

BURNABY, B.C. – Stacy Fournier has been selected as the permanent head coach of the Simon Fraser Softball program, SFU Athletics and Recreation announced today.

Fournier had been leading the Red Leafs on an interim basis. She was named to the position just days before the start of the 2023 softball season after the resignation of Tina Andreana. Fournier is the sixth head coach in team history.

"I am very grateful and excited to be named the next head coach of SFU Softball after taking on the interim role earlier this year," said Fournier. "I'm looking forward to welcoming our new recruits to campus in the fall and continuing to develop our current student-athletes. There is so much potential in this program and I'm eager to put my own stamp on it with enthusiasm, compassion, and hard work.

"My experience as the interim head coach solidified my passion for coaching this team and working with supportive people around me at SFU. I'm so excited to continue building a culture of excellence within the softball program and look forward to connecting with alumni who have established such great history – including championship-winning teams – here at the school."

Fournier has high-level playing and coaching experience in both softball and baseball.

She has dedicated many years to developing girls baseball in the province, with recent roles as female high-performance technical director and regional coordinator with Baseball BC, as well as head-coaching positions with the organization's 16U and 14U girls provincial teams.

Fournier was a standout on the softball field and in the classroom at Minot State University in North Dakota. She was a four-year starter at the NCAA Division II school and earned the Athletic Director's Academic Achievement Award,as well as spots on the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic Team and the College of Business President's List.

After finishing her collegiate eligibility, the Brookswood Secondary School alumna became a graduate assistant coach with the Minot State softball program and completed her Bachelor of Science degree with cum laude distinction in 2015.

Fournier has been a player with the Baseball BC provincial team since 2005. She is an active member of Canada's Women's National Team, competing in 2013 and 2017 and continuously since 2019.

Fournier first joined SFU in October 2020 as the team's lead assistant coach. She and the rest of the coaching staff helped the squad successfully return to competition for the 2022 season.

The Red Leafs placed two players – Megan Duclos (Saint-Eustache, Que.) and Abby McGlynn (Langley, B.C.) – on the 2023 Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team, while another two Janique Balcaen (Winnipeg) and Amy Hughes (Brampton, Ont.) were honorable mentions.

Duclos established the school and conference single-season stolen base record, recording 43 in 47 attempts. She was chosen Second Team All-West Region by both the Division II Conference Commissioners Association and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

The 2023 SFU team – a young roster that featured just one junior – set a school record for stolen bases in a season.