Kimberly Dennis: Head Varsity Coach – email@example.com – (928) 699-5570.
John Fockler: Assistant Varsity Coach
Kaitlyn Snopek: Assistant Varsity Coach
Sara Clouse: Assistant Varsity Coach
Bill Dennis: Assistant Varsity Coach
Kimberly Dennis was named head varsity softball coach at Coconino in the fall of 2010. Prior to Coconino, Dennis was the varsity softball coach at Sinagua High School, Flagstaff, AZ for 8 years after completing one year as the JV coach. Since 2003, she has led her programs to 12 Arizona state tournament appearances. Her first year at Coconino, the program finished in the Final Four in the Arizona state Tournament. The 2018 & 2022 seasons brought a Final 6 team appearance and in 2019 & 2022 the team earned the #5 seed. Coach Dennis was named Grand Canyon Region Coach of the Year for the 2022 & 2014 season when the Panthers were the Grand Canyon Region Champs. Coach Dennis has also had the pleasure of coaching 7 Arizona Daily Sun’s Softball Player of the Year. Dennis also helped coach the Senior North All-Star team in 2013 & 2019.
Coach Dennis grew up in Indiana. She was a member of the Indian State High School Runner-up team from Western High School (Russiaville, IN) in 1993 & 1994. She was selected as one of the 3 finalists for Miss Indiana Softball in 1994. Dennis received Indiana All-State honors in her junior and senior year. Coach Dennis was also a member of ASA Indiana State Championship teams in 1989 (Royal Center Rockets) and 1994 (Indiana Magic). She grew up playing in many ASA National Tournaments. Coach Dennis furthered her playing career on an athletic scholarship to Purdue University in 1994-96. She played third base and second base for the Boilermakers and was selected by her teammates as a team captain her sophomore year. Dennis moved to Flagstaff, AZ her junior year to pursue an education at Northern Arizona University. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science in 1998 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2001. Dennis has worked for FUSD since August of 2001 as a physical therapist working with students in special education throughout the district. Dennis adopted one of her students, Nathan, in 2006. Nathan is involved in Special Olympics and has helped manage many of Dennis’ softball teams.
Coach Dennis started the Flagstaff Firestorm travel ball organization in 2003. She coached Flagstaff Firestorm at ASA, USSSA, and TCS tournaments for 8 years before needing to step down to focus on her son’s high special needs.
Coach Dennis has traveled to Australia, Holland, Prague and Italy as a head coach and assistance coach for the USA Softball team with USA Athletes International organization. Three of her former players, Kendra Whelan, Meggan Horn, and Riley Hannemann were members of her teams. Since 2002, Dennis has helped 19 athletes achieve their goal to play collegiate softball.
Dennis’ coaching philosophy is based on developing young ladies of great character on and off the field. She has a passion for helping teach young ladies how to be competitive, not only on the softball field but in every aspect of life. There is always a chance to “Be Better” in everything you do and do it with great character!
Anthony Lopez: Head JV Coach – lu.lopeA@gmail.com
Kirsten Schmidt: Assistant JV Coach