Although The University of Texas softball had seen its share of success through the years, the program was becoming somewhat stale. By 2018, their season had ended in regional play each of the last five years.
The Longhorns were ready to get back to their prominence and to the Women’s College World Series. The change started with the hire of Mike White as the Head Softball Coach on June 25, 2018. White was very familiar with the Women’s College World Series, having been there five of the last seven years.
When Texas Head Coach Mike White sees one of his pitchers struggling with her command, he can relate.
He’s been there.
When Florida State assistant coach Travis Wilson sees one of his hitters swing at a riseball coming in at eye level, he knows the feeling.
That’s because he has done the exact same thing.
White and Wilson are two of several men across the country who played the game of fastpitch softball and are now coaching the women’s college game. Both men are similar in the fact they are New Zealand natives who began playing the game in their home country.