Texas Hires Mike White Away From Oregon
There was a major hiring in the college softball world on Monday.
The Texas Longhorns hired former Oregon head coach Mike White to fill their vacant position, after former coach Connie Clark resigned last month.
This is a major hiring, as the 56-year old White led the Ducks to five Pac-12 championships in the past six seasons, as well as five appearances in the Women’s College World Series since 2012.
The Register-Guard says White, who took over the Oregon program in 2009, has been will become the second-highest paid coach in the nation.
In nine season at Oregon, White guided the Ducks to an overall record of 435-111.
White becomes only the second head coach in Texas softball history, replacing Clark, who stepped down following a 33-26 season.
In 22 seasons, Clark went 873-401, while helping the Longhorns to the NCAA tournament in 14-consecutive seasons.
Texas, however, hasn't reached the Women’s College World Series since in 2013, and hasn’t qualified for a super regional since that same season.