Basketball, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball Coach, 1974-83
Folske wore numerous hats for Ferris athletics. In her initial season in 1974, she coached tennis and softball and started women's basketball. In addition to teaching physical education, she served five years as volleyball coach and was also cheerleading advisor. As the first women's cage coach, she guided Ferris to a 7-6 mark and a tie for second in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference during the 1974-75 season. As volleyball coach, Folske won 47 matches and earned two runner-up conference finishes.
Folske made her mark nationally as the eight-year head coach for the Bulldog women's softball team. She led Ferris to two AIAW National Tournament berths and a pair of 20-win seasons en route to a 111-87 career mark. Her best season was 1980 when FSU finished 26-8 -- a year that also produced current Bulldog Hall of Fame stars Sharon (Stickney) McCumber and Patti Silye. An Indianapolis native, Folske lettered in basketball, field hockey and softball at Ball State. She served as head softball coach at Western Michigan from 1985-87 and is now a volunteer assistant coach for softball at Central Michigan.