Softball mm
Karen Hohs
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Morton Grove, Ill.
Alma Mater: Central Michigan University
Graduating Year: 2007
Karen Hohs
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Release: 03/26/2007
Central Michigan University softball coach Margo Jonker has announced the hiring of Karen Hohs as assistant coach.

Hohs earned four letters at CMU (2003-06) while playing second base and the outfield. She graduated in May 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in education.

“We are excited to have Karen join our coaching staff. She has a tremendous work ethic,” Jonker said. “Karen has ‘Chippewa Pride’ and is proud to represent our Central Michigan University softball program. That is an extremely important trait for recruiting and helping our current student-athletes reach their potential.

“Karen will help cultivate our championship culture since we share the same goals for this program. She is a knowledgeable student of the game and the coaching experience she will gain will only enhance this expertise. She brings a high positive energy which helps her relate to our athletes and challenge them to grow on and off the field.”

Hohs spent the 2007 season as a student assistant at CMU. Her responsibilities will now include working with the Chippewa hitters, outfielders and infielders, along with off campus recruiting.

Hohs started 185 of her 188 career games played, and most of the time she was CMU’s leadoff hitter. She ended her career with 61 stolen bases, which ranks sixth in Chippewa history. As a junior, Hohs hit a career-best .264 with 19 stolen bases. For her career, the left-handed batter hit .228 with 18 doubles, eight triples, two homers and 31 RBI.

During the summer of 2003, Karen played on a collegiate all-star team that toured The Netherlands and faced the Dutch National Team.

A native of Morton Grove, Ill., Hohs prepped at Niles West High School. She was a four-time all-conference pick while also earning all-area and team MVP honors. Karen earned letters in softball (four), basketball (four) and cross country (four).