Former University of Texas standout Chez Sievers returns to thefield for her first Division I coaching position as an assistantcoach on Head Coach Michelle Gromacki's staff for the 2011season.
After a decorated career with the Longhorns, Sievers served as avolunteer coach for the program before graduating in 2006 with adegree in communication studies and embarking on a career in theprivate sector while maintaining ties to the softball community asa coach with the San Diego Strokes and California Cruisers.
As a student-athlete, Sievers was a three-time All-Big 12Conference 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-regionand Easton All-American selection, Sievers finished her careerbatting .285 with 63 runs scored and 51 extra base hits, including12 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 12walks. She slugged a career-best five home runs as a freshman in2003.
Texas twice won the Big 12 regular season crown and a pair ofconference tournament titles during her stay in Austin.
She stands among the Longhorns' all-time best in numerousoffensive categories including doubles (6th), hits (8th), triples(9th), and RBI (9th) while helping Texas to three NCAA Women'sCollege World Series appearances, a pair of Big 12 titles, and twoBig 12 Tournament crowns.
A native of Mission Viejo, Sievers was a four-year letter winnerat Aliso Viejo HS, earning three All-CIF citations and all-countyhonors. She was the Sea View League MVP as a sophomore and helpedthe Wolverines to a pair of league titles in her first two prepseasons and four CIF playoff appearances.
Born March 26, 1984, in Long Beach, her parents are Mel andJoanne and she has two older brothers, Jay and Brandon. She playedtravel ball for the California Cruisers, helping the team to a U-16Nationals title in 1998 and a U-18 Gold Nationals title in1999.