Brad Bowser is in his seventh season at the helm of the Taylor softball program in 2017 and stands as the winningest coach in program history with a career record of 141-106. Before being named head coach, Bowser served as an assistant under former head coach Robin Lockridge.
After a 42-17 record during the 2014 campaign, Bowser guided the Trojans to the programs first back-to-back winning seasons with a 36-16 in 2015. The team posted a 26-8 conference record, which stands as the most conference wins in a season in program history. Davis Carter earned NAIA Second-Team All-American honors, just the third Taylor player to do so, and was named to the All-Crossroads League. Joining Carter on the All-Crossroads League was Alex Lovelace, while Lauren Ehle was named Honorable Mention.
In 2014, Bowser and the Trojans completed the most successful season in program history with a final record of 42-17. Bowser was named Coach of the Year in the Crossroads League, while freshmen Lauren Ehle and Alex Lovelace earned Second-Team All-American recognition, the first Taylor players to ever do so.
The Trojans set season school records in team batting average, runs scored, hits, home runs, and RBI, among others. Taylor also won its first ever regular season league title, its first league tournament title since 1999, and capped it all off with a dramatic win over Georgetown in the NAIA National Tournament, the first win for the program on the national stage.
Before coming to Taylor, Bowser was the head softball coach for two seasons at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. His teams broke 16 school records during that span, including wins in a season, batting average, hits, runs batted in, runs scored, doubles, triples, on base percentage, slugging percentage, walks, total bases, shut-outs in a season, saves in a season and strikeouts. Four players earned All-Conference honors and eight were recognized as Academic All-Conference.
While at LeTourneau, Bowser also served as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life.
Bowser is married to his wife, Jane, and the couple has two children.
|1||Hannah Robbins||SR||P/1B||R/R||5-8||Woodburn, IN||Woodlan|
|2||Hannah Simmons||SO||OF||L/R||5-2||Hartford City, IN||Blackford|
|3||Andi Stewart||SO||2B/OF||L/R||5-1||Franklin, IN||Whiteland Community|
|4||Abby Smith||SO||UTI/C||L/R||5-7||Bourbonnais, IL||Bradley-Bourbonnais|
|5||Courtney Moriarty||SO||P/OF||R/R||5-7||Greenwood, IN||Center Grove|
|6||Lyndsey Cornell||FR||OF||L/R||5-3||Vinton, IA||Vinton-Shellsburg|
|7||Alex Lovelace||SR||OF||L/R||5-7||Greenwood, IN||Greenwood Community|
|8||Erin Cozad||FR||1B/OF||R/R||5-10||Elko, MN||Lakeville South|
|10||Davis Carter||JR||C/1B||R/R||5-9||Greenwood, IN||Greenwood Community|
|11||Briley Spencer||SR||1B/C||R/R||5-10||Bloomington, IL||Tremont|
|12||Lauren Ehle||SR||C/3B||R/R||5-5||New Haven, IN||Woodlan|
|13||Paige Wilson||FR||1B/P||R/L||5-6||Greenwood, IN||Greenwood Community|
|14||Hannah Castor||SO||OF/2B||R/R||5-6||North Vernon, IN||Jennings County|
|15||Morgan Allison||SR||OF||R/R||5-10||South Bend, IN||Riley|
|17||Blakelee Steeb||FR||P/INF||R/R||5-4||Indianapolis, IN||Lutheran|
|18||Cassie Kuizin||JR||SS||R/R||5-4||Springfield, IL||Sacred-Heart Griffin|
|19||Cassidy Drabek||FR||P||R/R||5-9||Lockport, IL||Lockport Township|
|20||Jessie Britt||SR||3B||R/R||5-7||Indianapolis, IN||Ben Davis|
|21||Anna Gunderson||SR||2B/OF||R/R||5-3||Greenwood, IN||Center Grove|
|22||Olivia Hostetler||SO||OF||L/R||5-6||Woodburn, IN||Woodlan|
|23||Justice Carmichael||SO||OF||R/R||5-5||Indianapolis, IN||Scecina|
|24||Maddie Cornell||SR||P||R/R||5-6||Vinton, IA||Vinton-Shellsburg|
|27||Taylor Wilson||FR||3B/OF||R/R||5-9||Indianapolis, IN||Franklin Central|
|28||Dani Wyse||FR||P/1B||R/R||5-9||Indianapolis, IN||Franklin Central|
|32||Jen Morgan||FR||SS/2B||R/R||5-3||Spencer, IN||Owen Valley|
|33||Olivia Winn||FR||3B/C||R/R||5-2||Elwood, IN||Tipton|
|34||Karissa Crisenbery||FR||OF||R/R||5-7||West Unity, OH||Hilltop|
|36||Emily Thompson||FR||OF||L/R||5-3||Muncie, IN||Delta|
|74||Taylor Koegler||FR||3B/OF||R/R||5-2||Kendallville, IN||East Noble|