• Kimberly Dennis: Head Varsity Coach – kdennis@fusd1.org – 928.699.5570coaches

    Bill Dennis: Assistant Varsity Coach – sonergy@msn.com

    Sara Clouse: Assistant Varsity Coach – jsmj2005@msn.com

    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 11 Arizona state tournament appearance. Her first year at Coconino, the program finished in the Final Four in the Arizona state Tournament.  The 2018 season brought a Final 6 team appearance and 2019 the team earned the #5 seed. Coach Dennis was named Grand Canyon Region Coach of the Year for the 2014 season when the Panthers were the Grand Canyon Section Champs.  Coach Dennis has also had the pleasure of coaching 7 Arizona Daily Sun’s Softball Player of the Year. Dennis as 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 finalist for Miss Indiana Softball in 1994.  Dennis received Indiana All-State honors 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 her education at Norther Arizona University.  She graduated with a Bachelors 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 special needs children 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 reach 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 to help teach young ladies how to be competitive not only on the softball field but in every aspects of life.  There is always a chance to “Be Better” in everything you do and do it with great character! 

     

    Jazmine Willams: Head JV Coach – jazminewilliams4@yahoo.com

    Sarah Schauer: Assistant JV Coach

     JV Coaches

    Sarah Schauer & Jazmine Williams