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Shay Fuson

Shay Fuson

Head Coach
Phone: (208) 769-7879
Office: PST 109

Shay Fuson enters her second year as interim head coach at North Idaho College, and her eighth season overall as part of the program. In her 6 seasons as the assistant coach Fuson helped lead the Cardinals to two East Region Championships, and a NWAC Championship Title. Fuson played at NIC under Don Don Willimas from 2006-2008. At NIC Fuson led the team to a first-place NJCAA region 18 championship and a second-place national championship in 2007. She was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American in 2008, and still holds several records at NIC including second in career walks (78), sixth in career home runs (29), and third in career RBIs (121). At Adelphi University, Fuson was voted the 2011 team MVP and had a team-high batting average of .373. In 2011, she finished first on the team with 35 RBIs and 95 total bases as well as leading that team to the North East-10 conference championship playoffs in 2011. Fuson was a NE-10 Second Team All-Conference nominee in 2011. Fuson graduated from NIC in 2009 and graduated with honors from Adelphi University in 2011. Fuson resides in Spokane with her husband Ben and their 4-year-old daughter Peyton, and 2-year-old daughter Parker.

Jordyn Hensley

Jordyn Hensley

Assistant Coach
Phone: (208) 769-7830
Office: PST-108

Jordyn (McCracken) Hensley enters her third season on the NIC coaching staff as an assistant coach. In her first season of coaching, the Cardinals finished with a record of 38-9-1. The team won the East Region Championship and the NWAC Championship. Hensley's primary responsibilities are working with pitchers, hitters, outfield, and recruiting.

A Lake City High School graduate in 2014, she helped win two State Championships with records of 26-0 and 28-0 during the championship seasons. Hensley earned all-league honors as a senior and was ASB president.

Hensley attended Utah State University and graduated with a degree in Human Movement Science with a Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis. There she earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete all four years at Utah State. Hensley earned NFCA All-American honors in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She was the recipient of the Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award for her four years at Utah State. She also received the Wayne Estes Memorial Award in 2018 for her excellence in leadership, scholarship and citizenship. Hensley was a part of the pitching staff at Utah State that guided the Aggies to its best season in over 20 years in 2016 with a record of 26-25. In 2017, the Aggies finished the season with a 33-18 overall record and their first postseason appearance in 24 years. She resides with her husband, Cody, in Rathdrum, Idaho.

Laura Fierro

Laura Fierro

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Laura Tolzmann enters her fourth year as an assistant coach for the NIC softball program. Tolzmann was instrumental in building the foundation of the NIC softball program as a member of the inaugural softball team in 1997-1998. While in a Cardinal uniform, Tolzmann earned SWAC All-Region honors with a batting average of .400. Tolzmann then went on to teach and coach at Lake City High School. During her time at LCHS, Tolzmann has coached softball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. She has earned three 5A-state championships in softball and one in 5A soccer as an assistant. Tolzmann earned the District 1 Softball Coach of the Year honors in 2011 and 2013. She also earned the Idaho State Coaches Association 5A Softball Coach of the Year in 2011. Tolzmann has 15 years combined high school softball coaching experience during her tenure.

Tolzmann has a bachelor’s degree in Health Enhancement from Montana State University. She currently is a full-time teacher at LCHS. Tolzmann has two children, 7-year-old Kendall and 5-year-old Trent.

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