Lady Panthers Softball Camps
Coach Allison Conaway is in her 15th year of coaching softball. She is in her 2nd year as head coach for the Lady Panthers. The Lady Panthers made the playoffs under her guidence last season for the first time in five years. Previously she was the head coach at Haltom High School where she record over 175 wins and named Coach of the Year. Prior, she served as an assistant coach at South Grand Prairie High School and appeared at the state tournament.
Coach Conaway played softball at Stephen F. Austin University from 1996-99 where she was a three year starter and letterman . She received several accolades while at SFA: Southland Conference All Academic Teams 96-99 and the National Fast Pitch Academic All American in 99. Coach Conaway has had many athletes receive scholarships to various colleges including, The University of Texas, Stanford, The University of Kansas, Midwestern University, Northwest Louisiana, Texas Wesleyan University, and various junior colleges.
“I am extremely excited about having our first softball camp. My coaches and I have all worked various clinics and camps over the many years and are excited to help the younger athletes in our community with their fast pitch skills.”
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Dettmer is entering his first year as a Social Studies Teacher and Varsity Assistant Softball Coach at Colleyville Heritage. The 2013 season will be Coach Dettmer’s 20th year overall coaching Softball. In addition to serving as the Varsity Assistant, he is the 9th Grade Girls’ Basketball. Prior to Colleyville Heritage, Coach Dettmer spent the previous three years at South Grand Prairie High School, where he coached Football and Softball.
Originally from Iowa, Coach Dettmer was a two year letter winner in football at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. ACL and Lower Back injury cut his playing career short and resulted in him getting involved in coaching. While still a student, Coach Dettmer was the Top Assistant Coach for the Buena Vista University Women’s Basketball team and a Student Assistant Coach for the BVU Softball Team. While an assistant at BVU, The Women’s Basketball Team won two Iowa Conference Championships and qualified for the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament both years. During this same time, the BVU Softball Team also two Iowa Conference Championships and Qualified for the Division III Regional Tournament twice and Division III College World Series in 1995.
Upon graduation from BVU, Coach Dettmer led the Class 1A Seymour (IA) Girls’ Basketball team to two regional semifinal appearances, a Blue Grass Conference Tournament Runner-up, and 27-17 record over two years. In addition to the basketball, Coach Dettmer served as the Head Softball Coach and led Seymour to its first winning season in school history (16-7) and followed it with a second consecutive conference runner-up finish and the school’s first 20 win season. Since leading the Seymour High School Warriors, Coach Dettmer has been the Head Softball Coach Alta (IA) and won Northwest Conference Championship. Then moved on to accept the Head Softball position at Rockwell City-Lytton High School where his final two teams made it to the Regional Semifinals. His final position in Iowa was the Head Girls’ Basketball and Softball Coach at Cherokee (IA).
Coach Dettmer grew up in Fairbank, Iowa, a small town (pop. 1500) in Northeast Iowa. He graduated from Wapsie Valley High School were his high school football team won a State Championship in 1986 and 1987 and was also runner-up his Senior year in 1991. Jeremy attended Buena Vista University where he graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education and minor in Coaching. Since graduating from Buena Vista University, Coach Dettmer has earned a Master’s Degree Sport Psychology and Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jeremy has been married to his wonderful wife Amy and they have three children: One daughter Madison (14), and two boys Brayden (11), and Reece (6).