Poynette Pumas Fastpitch Softball
A tradition of excellence
State Champions 1998 — 2005 — 2011
State Tournament Runner-Up 1999 — 2003
Final Four Appearance – 2006
12 Sectional Appearances
21 Conference Titles
2011 Capitol North Division Conference Champions!
2011 Poynette Regional Champions
2011 Bangor Sectional Champions
Head Coach Bob Tomlinson
Bob took over the Poynette softball program in 1980, it’s second year of existence and quickly moved it to one of the most productive programs in the state. That first team played in the sectional final after upsetting Dual County Conference foe Westfield. If it were not for a dismal seventh inning in the sectional final, the Indians (as they were known then) would have advanced to the state tournament in Bob’s first year at the helm. The next season saw the team win the Dual County Conference title. Since 1980 Poynette has won 20 conference championships, 11 regional championships and five sectional titles with those five titles advancing them to the state tournament. At the state tournament Poynette has won 2 state titles, finished runner-up twice and was tied for third in their other appearance in the Final Four. Along the way Poynette has won 456 games and seen its coach be inducted into the Wisconsin Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame as part of the second-ever induction group (2010). Bob is also a 2007 inductee into the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame and was honored for his lifetime of involvement in the game as a player, manager, sponsor, publicist, tournament organizer and promoter of the game. In 2009 Bob was inducted in the Wisconsin Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame as a player honoring his long career in the game at third base. A clinician and camp director as well as being a private fastpitch instructor keep Bob busy year round in the game.
Assistant Coach Ron Jordak
Coach Ron Jordak actually joined the staff as a volunteer when his daughter Courtney was a young player. Soon, he became an assistant and has coached the 9th grade teams, the JV teams as well as assisting during varsity games. A student of the game, Ron brings a wealth of athletic experience to the softball program. He played quarterback in college for the Badgers and has coached football in Sun Prairie and Poynette throughout his teaching and coaching career. Ron has helped out in a plethora of other ways with the Puma softball program from motivational work to graphic designs and screen printing of apparell. He has coached summer softball teams comprised of current and former Poynette softball players with unbelievable success. “I can’t even begin to explain just how instrumental Ron has been to our program here at Poynette,” said Head Coach Bob Tomlinson. In addition to all of those things Ron has been involved in summer youth teams and collegiate aged teams over the years. As coach of the Spoilers Ron led those teams to numerous invitational titles and high finishes.
Assistant Coach Courtney Jordak
Courtney Jordak first joined the Poynette program as an elementary school student and summer softball participant. She served as bat girl and other duties prior to her 8th grade year when she officially joined the program. She led the Indians to the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 conference championships and was named Wisconsin State Journal All Area MVP after the 2003 season. She pitched the Indians to the state championship game in 2003 where they finished runner-up. In 2005 she led the Indians into the state title game again, this time with a one-hit gem against Crandon. The Indians won the title game. She was named All State three times and played college softball at Madison Area Technical College. She joined the Poynette coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in 2009 and has been instrumental in getting the Pumas back to the top of the conference standings.
Assistant Coach Mary Larsen
Mary Larsen joined the coaching staff in 1982 and has served a myriad of roles and assumed many responsibilities during her tenure with the program. The official statistician and record keeper, Mary has kept the PHS Record Book up to date. She served as the JV coach from 1982 through 2006. Since 2006 she has assumed head scorekeeping duties as well as other important behind-the-scenes responsibilities. “Mary brought our program stability and commitment,” says Bob Tomlinson. “She has been the wind in our wings since 1982.” Now a retired teacher, she still enjoys her time spent with the Pumas when they compete.
Assistant Coach Sean Mackey
Sean has joined the coaching staff in 2011 as a part-time volunteer assistant. He will be in charge of whatever the coaching staff needs his help with on any particular day and at any particular time. He has been coaching fastpitch softball for four or five years and is very active in Poynette’s youth programs.