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Meet Sandra Wente - Regional Advisor

Updated: 6 days ago

Sandra Wente is coming to CAA with many years of experience, but most recently she worked 6 years as a business owner and CEO of Wente Academy. A softball and baseball training academy founded in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

She has worn many hats in the game of softball from recruiting to the development of players. While doing this, she has enjoyed being a part of the growth and maturation process of young student athletes.

She was an assistant to Craig Nicholson from 1996-2000 and in 2005. She also was part of two National Championships in 1997 and 1999 at Central Arizona College.

As a head coach she worked with 5 All-Americans and 32 Conference and Regional standouts and was an instrumental part in guiding her sophomores to the next level.

She had the privilege of coaching Deanna Mauer in 2007, All-American and NJCAA All-Star. She also worked with the player of the year Jamie Prussic in 2011,who lead the ACCAC her sophomore season in all but one offensive category. Prussic led the NJCAA in homeruns with 30 in one season.

In the summer 2010, she joined the USA Baseball team as a coach and traveled internationally to compete in The World Cup of Baseball in Maracay, Venezuela. The Team won the bronze medal. In 2011, she was asked back to USA trails to scout and be a part of the 2012 USA team selections. Wente has also been the head softball coach at Hutchinson Community College (2002-2004) and an assistant coach at Odessa College (2005), where Odessa finished 3rd at the national tournament in Kissimmee Florida in 2005.

Wente's coaching experience over the past 16 years has ranged from participating in many college camps across the country as an instructor which includes Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, Stanford University, California State Northridge and University of Oregon. She also worked youth camps and for several years was involved in ASA Junior Olympic softball camps. She is also an active member of the NFCA and has coached numerous NFCA All-Americans.

Wente Timeline:

1997 NJCAA National Champion

1999 NJCAA National Champion

2002 NJCAA National Champion

2010 USA Baseball Coach

2014 NJCAA Coach of the Year

2016 USA Softball Coach (12U)

2016-Current Wente Academy CEO

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