|Position:||Assistant Coach (1st Season)|
Former University of Texas standout Chez Sievers returns to the field for her first Division I coaching position as an assistant coach on Head Coach Michelle Gromacki's staff for the 2011 season.
After a decorated career with the Longhorns, Sievers served as a volunteer coach for the program before graduating in 2006 with a degree in communication studies and embarking on a career in the private sector while maintaining ties to the softball community as a coach with the San Diego Strokes and California Cruisers.
As a student-athlete, Sievers was a three-time All-Big 12 Conference selection and the league's Freshman of the Year in 2003, helping Texas to three berths in the Women's College World Series. A three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and a 2005 all-region and Easton All-American selection, Sievers finished her career batting .285 with 63 runs scored and 51 extra base hits, including 12 home runs, to go with 87 RBI.
She experienced her best season as a junior in 2005, hitting .321 in 51 games (50 starts) with 17 runs scored, six doubles, three triples, a home run and 21 RBI as well as five stolen bases. The came one season after she hit .298 as a sophomore with 16 runs, 11 doubles, four home runs and a career-high 25 RBI to go with 12 walks. She slugged a career-best five home runs as a freshman in 2003.
Texas twice won the Big 12 regular season crown and a pair of conference tournament titles during her stay in Austin.
She stands among the Longhorns' all-time best in numerous offensive categories including doubles (6th), hits (8th), triples (9th), and RBI (9th) while helping Texas to three NCAA Women's College World Series appearances, a pair of Big 12 titles, and two Big 12 Tournament crowns.
A native of Mission Viejo, Sievers was a four-year letter winner at Aliso Viejo HS, earning three All-CIF citations and all-county honors. She was the Sea View League MVP as a sophomore and helped the Wolverines to a pair of league titles in her first two prep seasons and four CIF playoff appearances.
Born March 26, 1984, in Long Beach, her parents are Mel and Joanne and she has two older brothers, Jay and Brandon. She played travel ball for the California Cruisers, helping the team to a U-16 Nationals title in 1998 and a U-18 Gold Nationals title in 1999.