Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
Stephanie Zimny enters her third season as head coach of the Crimson Wave Volleyball and Softball programs. Zimny is a 2010 Alumni of CCSJ earning a B.S. in Elementary Education.
Zimny played softball and volleyball during her collegiate career. While at CCSJ Zimny played volleyball and softball. In 2009 Zimny was named CCAC First Team All-Conference as a softball player. She was also CCSJ’s athlete of the year in 2009. During her career Zimny was an a Daktronics Scholar Athlete.
During her tenure at CCSJ the Crimson Wave softball team made the CCAC Tournament for the first time in 2011 and won their first post season game. Zimny has had four all-conference players and has had two named NAIA Daktronic Scholar Athletes.
Dave Lopez enters his first year as assistant softball coach for the Crimson Wave. Lopez comes to the Crimson Wave in his first collegiate coaching position from Merrillville High School where he coached the Pirates for the 2011 season. Before coaching at Merrillville, Lopez spent eleven seasons as the assistant softball coach at Griffith High School.
Lopez got his start at North Newton High School in 1992 where he spent four seasons as head coach with the Spartans before moving to assistant coaching role at Bishop Noll Institute in 1998.
During the 2008 season at Griffith, Lopez was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.