Tara Bendt
 Tara Bendt
Assistant Coach

1st Season


2013 Softball Season Preview

Season gets underway Friday at the Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah.

Bendt recently completed her first season as assistant coach at Utah Valley, helping the Wolverines to a 35-20 record -- the most wins in program history.

Originally from South Dakota, Bendt resides currently in South Jordan, Utah. She was a standout softball player at Kearns High School in Kearns, Utah, and then went on to play two years at Salt Lake Community College. Bendt was an All-American player in 2008 and was named the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year that year. She then transferred to UNLV where she had a stellar career, which included being named a First Team All-Mountain West Conference Player and a two-time all-conference scholar athlete.

Bendt went on to coach at the University of Utah as the director of softball operations for the Utes in 2011. She also coached last season as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater, UNLV. Bendt has coaching experience at the club and high school level as well.