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
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
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