As a 9th grade science at East High School by day, Coach Hakari applies her educational background by night to Fast Pitch students at The Driven Academy. Kayla has been honing players for over 6 years through individual instruction, her head coaching responsibilities at the club level, and her role as assistant coach at Lincoln East High School.  As a player, she was a part of the state champion South Dakota Fusion Black team that finished 7th at the USSSA nationals. Her was also honored as the only team from South Dakota to be invited to attend the Hall of Fame tournament in Oklahoma City, OK.