Iowa State head softball coach Jamie Trachsel announced on August 2, 2016 that Peter Suarez would join the Iowa State staff as director of softball operations. Suarez comes to Iowa State from Stephen F. Austin, where he was an assistant coach for the Ladyjacks, specializing in infield defense, as well as hitting.
"Peter is a great addition to our program," Trachsel said. "Not only does he come with a high volume of praise and confidence from everyone he has worked with, but as a young professional he already has a wide range of experience. He is an impressive young man with a tremendous work ethic and clear vision for what he wants to be part of and how successful he wants to be."
Suarez was at Stephen F. Austin for two seasons following his graduation from Florida State University in May 2014 with a degree in Sport Management. Suarez also served as a student manager for the FSU softball program from 2012-14. With Suarez on staff, the Seminoles made it to the 2014 Women's College World Series, advancing past the Tallahassee Super Regional with a 2-1 series win over Michigan. The team was eliminated with losses against Oregon and Baylor and ended the campaign with an overall record of 55-9.
The Seminoles were highly successful over Suarez' first two years with the club as well, finishing with a 44-19 record in 2013 and posting a 47-16 mark in 2012.
"His personality, drive, commitment, skill set and character fit perfectly with us," Trachsel said. "He instantly makes us a stronger and more capable staff. It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome Pete into our Cyclone family."
The Miami, Florida native graduated from Immaculata-La Salle High School in 2010.