Coaches in New Roles/Places: Michigan’s Bonnie Tholl
After 29 years as the lead assistant at Michigan, Bonnie Tholl was promoted to take over her alma mater’s program. She discussed her emotions with Rhiannon Potkey in our Coaches in New Roles/Places series.
Coaches in New Places: Campbell’s Trena Prater
Trena Prater is used to rebuilding programs as a head coach. That won’t be the case at Campbell. Prater discussed the appeal of the job with Rhiannon Potkey in the “Coaches in New Places” series.
UC Santa Barbara Hires Jo Evans as Head Coach
Former Texas A&M head coach Jo Evans is back in the coaching game. Evans on Thursday was named as the new head coach at UC Santa Barbara.
Coaches in New Places: Texas A&M’s Trisha Ford
Trisha Ford brings a blue-collar work ethic ingrained from her parents to Texas A&M. She discussed the move with Rhiannon Potkey for the latest edition of “Coaches in New Places.”
Coaches in New Places: UMKC’s Kiki Stokes O’Connor
A few weeks after being hired as the head coach at UMKC, Kiki Stokes O’Connor will be playing in Athletes Unlimited. She discussed the balancing act with Rhiannon Potkey for the “Coaches in New Places” series.
Coaches in New Places: Yale’s Laura Ricciardone
Although her mom is no longer alive, Laura Ricciardone believes she played a role in her becoming the new head coach at Yale. Rhiannon Potkey caught up with Ricciardone as part of a series introducing new head coaches.
Coaches in New Places: Toledo’s Jessica Bracamonte
Being hired at Toledo made Jessica Bracamonte one of only a handful of Latina head coaches in Division I softball. She spoke with Rhiannon Potkey about why that matters in our latest “Coaches in New Places” article.
Coaches in New Places: FAU’s Jordan Clark
Jordan Clark didn’t grow up with a lot, but her parents supported her softball dreams as much as possible. She enjoyed celebrating with them once she was named the head coach at FAU. Rhiannon Potkey caught up with Clark as part of a series introducing new head coaches.
Coaches in New Places: Texas Tech’s Craig Snider
After more than two decades as an assistant, Craig Snider has become a head coach for the first time at Texas Tech. Rhiannon Potkey caught up with Snider as part of a series introducing new head coaches.
Texas A&M set to hire ASU head coach Trisha Ford
Texas A&M will hire Arizona State head coach Trisha Ford as its next head coach as the reigning Pac-12 Coach of the Year heads to the SEC.
2022 College Softball Coaching Carousel
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2022 College Softball Assistant Coach Carousel
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Coaches in New Roles: Arizona’s Caitlin Lowe
Caitlin Lowe worked her way up the Arizona coaching tree to reach the top as Mike Candrea’s successor. Rhiannon Potkey caught up with the former All-American as part of a series introducing new head coaches.
Tennessee’s Ralph Weekly Retires, Karen Weekly Signs Extension
Tennessee co-head coach Ralph Weekly is retiring after 34 seasons as a college coach. His wife, Karen, signed an extension and will remain as head coach of the Lady Vols.
Georgia Stays Home, Promotes Baldwin to Head Coach
Georgia promoted longtime assistant Tony Baldwin to become the program’s new head coach. Baldwin replaces Lu Harris-Champer, who retired earlier this month after 21 seasons at UGA.
2021 College Softball Coaching Carousel
The college softball coaching carousel is in full swing after a busy 2021 season. Here are all the changes in one spot.
LMU Names Tairia Flowers Head Coach
LMU has hired Tairia Flowers as head coach after Sami Strinz-Ward accepted the head coaching position at Texas Tech.
Texas Tech’s Adrian Gregory Steps Down
After an internal investigation about wrongdoing, Texas Tech head coach Adrian Gregory stepped down after six seasons with the program.
Transparency Key to Knighten’s Historical Hire
MJ Knighten didn’t feel like she was ready to be a head coach. But the historical University of San Diego hire views that as a positive.
San Diego Names MJ Knighten Head Coach
San Diego is the latest program to make a hire, naming MJ Knighten as its new head coach on Friday.
2020 College Softball Assistant Coach Carousel
It wasn’t a crazy summer on the coaching circuit, but there are still plenty of changes to report from an assistant standpoint.
2020 College Softball Coaching Carousel
The college softball coaching carousel was still somewhat active despite the season shutdown. Here are all the changes in one spot.
Wright State Coach “Stunned and Shocked” By Program Being Cut
Wright State head coach Laura Matthews was “shocked” Wednesday when she found out the softball program had been cut for budgetary reasons. Matthews has tried to channel her energy into finding new landing spots for her players while grieving the program’s biggest loss.
Chelsea Spencer Returns Home, Named Head Coach At Cal
California has made its new coaching hire, and it tabbed Chelsea Spencer as the new skipper. Spencer spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Texas.
“Here For The Long Run,” Ritter Promoted to Gophers Head Coach
The University of Minnesota promoted Piper Ritter to head coach on Sunday. The former Gopher pitcher had served as the program’s pitching coach for the last 13 seasons.