Abby Sterling Obituary: University of Texas at Dallas Mourns Death of Softball Coach Abby Sterling
Abby Sterling Obituary: The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) athletic community is grieving the devastating loss of head softball coach Abby Sterling, who tragically passed away recently. Coach Sterling was loved by her players and colleagues for her passion, kindness, and commitment in her first year leading the UTD program.
Abby Sterling Obituary: Remembering a Dedicated Coach
Abby Sterling first joined the UT Dallas softball staff in September 2022, taking over the head coaching role for the 2022-2023 season. Though only at UTD for a short time, Sterling made a profound impact through her energetic coaching style and focus on building up her athletes.
Despite being new to the head role, Sterling led the team to a 24-18 record and an ASC Championship Tournament berth this past season. Her guidance and support helped motivate players to succeed. Sterling’s presence will be deeply missed on and off the field.
A Standout Player Turned Coach
Before embarking on a coaching career, Abby Sterling shined as a standout softball player at Louisiana College from 2016-2019. She excelled both at bat and defensively at first base, earning All-Conference honors.
After several assistant roles, Sterling felt ready to take the reins as a head coach. She poured the same passion into guiding her student athletes that made her a gifted player. Though gone too soon, her coaching legacy lives on through her players.
An Irreplaceable Community Member
While the UTD athletic community mourns this tremendous loss, Abby Sterling’s family and loved ones are faced with overwhelming grief. Sterling was a devoted partner and incredible friend to many.
A MealTrain has been set up to support loved ones as they process this difficult tragedy. Though she can never be replaced, the memories Sterling left will remain treasures forever.
Honoring Her Vibrant Spirit
The circumstances around Coach Abby Sterling’s tragic passing are still unknown. But she will always be remembered for her vibrant, uplifting spirit and dedication to helping her players thrive.
UT Dallas will honor her legacy through memorial events for athletes, colleagues, and community members in the coming days. Though gone too soon, Sterling’s light will shine on through the lives she touched. UTD offers its deepest condolences to all mourning this terrible loss.