SHANE BOUMAN, Owner
Shane is the owner of Champions Circle Fastpitch, LLC and was named the Head Softball Coach at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA in August 2018. He has spent the past 15+ years as both a head and assistant NCAA Division I Softball coach.
Prior to Northwestern College, Bouman was the head coach at Indiana State University. During his tenure, the program broke 40 school records in five seasons including the first winning season in 22 years. In 2015, the Sycamores garnered many firsts such as a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship, an automatic NCAA Tournament bid, and NCAA Tournament victory all while compiling the 2015 MVC Player of the Year and MVC Tournament MVP. Bouman coached ten All- MVC Players and two All-Region selections while leading the Sycamores.
He began his coaching career at his alma mater, South Dakota State, where he collected most wins in program history while breaking 24 school records. He continued as an Assistant at The University of Iowa, serving primarily as the Hawkeyes pitching coach. Under Bouman’s guidance, the pitching staff ranked top 10 in the country in ERA, strikeouts, and wins. The Hawkeyes set six pitching records under Bouman’s guidance and earned two NCAA Tournament at- large bids in his three years, while also gaining eight Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors, two All-Region Pitcher honors and a 1st team All-American.
Following an impressive career as a collegiate quarterback at South Dakota State, Shane spent numerous years as one of the most decorated men’s fastpitch pitcher’s, competing all over the world. He was a four time Men’s Fastpitch All-American and a five time National Champion with three Top-5 ISC World Softball Tourney finishes.
Champions Circle Fastpitch looks forward to sharing our coaching and playing experience to help your student-athletes, coaches, and program reach the next level.
AMANDA ZUST, Clinician
Amanda Zust joins Champions Circle after many years of experience of both playing and coaching at the Division I level.
After her collegiate career, Zust transitioned into coaching, becoming an assistant at Indiana State University where she worked primarily with the pitching staff. Under her guidance, the Sycamores named three pitchers to all-conference teams in five years, including the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP — first in school history. During the Sycamores 2015 historic championship run, the Sycamores posted a team ERA of 1.67 with a 6-2 record and Indiana State’s first post-season win over Louisville.
Amanda completed her playing career at The University of Iowa where she still ranks top 10 in numerous pitching categories including career games, innings pitched, complete games, wins and strikeouts. She joined a pitching staff that led the Hawkeyes to two NCAA tournament appearances and helped to earn them a top 25 national ranking in four pitching categories including strikeouts, ERA and wins.
Zust, a Des Moines East High School graduate, was named the 2006 Class 4A Player and Pitcher of the Year as well as captain of the all-tournament team after leading her team to a state title. She finished her career with a 66-14 record while compiling a 0.86 ERA and 798 strikeouts — 315 of those in her senior campaign.
Zust has also spent time as an assistant at both Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and Drake University in Des Moines; where she was a member of the MVC Coaching Staff of the Year.