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Growing up, I loved being a part of teams and competing in sports. I loved setting goals and reaching them, loved the satisfaction I got from seeing my hard work pay off. When I was 10, Fastpitch Softball became my identity and focus, and the mound became my home. Softball opened many doors for me, and took me all across the United States. Following a seven year coaching career in the NCAA I moved back home to Wisconsin to continue coaching the girls that my father, Denis Utecht, had been giving lessons to before his unexpected passing. His legacy continues today as many of his pitchers received scholarships to play in the NCAA. I was blessed to inherit many talented pitchers, while getting new young athletes started on their careers as well. I've learned so many valuable life lessons from the sport, and still have that same competitive drive that I did as a kid (I now enjoy challenging myself in the sport of triathlon!). I am now upholding the same foundation of successful instruction that was started years ago, just under a new name. I look forward to working with many young athletes as they begin or continue on in their journey with Fastpitch Softball. Let's build Nucleus Pitching Academy together!

About Me: About Me


Oshkosh West High School


1995-1999 Varsity Letter Winner and Team MVP
1996-1998 Co-Captain
1997-1999 FVA First Team All-Conference
1997-1999 Oshkosh Northwestern All-Area Team Player of the Year
1998,1999 Appleton Post-Crescent First Team All-Area
1998 Second Team All-State
1998,1999 State Qualifier, 3rd place finishes
1999 Appleton Post-Crescent Player of the Year
1999 17-1, 179 Strikeouts in 117 Innings, 0.36 ERA

Oakland University


NCAA Division I 

1999-2003 Received Full Athletic Scholarship

Four year Varsity Letter Winner 

2001-2003 Mid-Continent Conf. Academic All-Conference Team 

2003 1st Team All Mid-Continent Conference

Led the conference in hits (63)


Gene Frederickson Trucking Co.

2000 ASA First Team All-American Class B National Champions

Coaching Career


Oakland University - Pitching Coach

Oakland Community College - Pitching Coach

Eastern Illinois University - Outfield coach

University of Maine- Pitching Coach

Private Pitching & Hitting Instructor 

Ran Clinics in Oshkosh, Appleton, Fond du Lac, Menasha, Wausau

Additional Accomplishments


School Record – 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay
WIAA State Qualifier 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
FVA All-Conference Second Team

2021 IRONMAN Wisconsin Finisher
2020 One Woman IRONMAN Finisher

2018 IRONMAN Wisconsin Finisher

5 x IRONMAN 70.3 Finisher 

2019 Inducted into the Oshkosh West High School Wall of Fame

About Me: My Experience

Our Family is founded on faith, joined by love,
and kept by God

About Me: Quote
About Me: Pro Gallery
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