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Oregon softball coach Mike White is leaving the Ducks to take over the program at the University of Texas. White led the Ducks to 5 Pac 12 titles and to the College World Series 5 times in 6 seasons. 

http://www.registerguard.com/sports/20180625/oregon-ducks-softball-coach-mike-white-is-leaving-for-texas

Del Conte is badass. 

 

 

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Mike White will be named the new head coach at Texas, Justin's World of Softball has learned exclusively.

The Oregon head coach will leave the Ducks after a nine-year tenure that included five PAC-12 conference championships, including the 2018 title. The Ducks were the #1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament this postseason, and were eliminated in the second round of the Women's College World Series. Oregon made five WCWS appearances under White, including in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017 in addition to their '18 berth. The Ducks have appeared in nine straight Super Regionals.

Known for his pitching prowess, White shepherded the Oregon staff to a 1.38 cumulative ERA in the 2018 season. Named the Pac-12's Pitcher of the Year, Megan Kleist posted a 1.32 ERA on the year, including a 1.19 mark in conference play. Miranda Elish finished the season with a team-best 1.20 ERA and 249 strikeouts in 175 innings of work.

During his tenure with the Ducks, White was three times named the conference Coach of the Year, most recently in 2016. A former men's fastpitch player, White is a member of the ISC Hall of Fame and a bronze medalist from the 2000 World Championships, when he participated as a member of Team USA.

White takes the helm of a Longhorns program that has only ever known one coach, Connie Clark. Clark retired earlier this summer after leading Texas to a 33-26 record in the 2018 season, including a 10-8 conference mark and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

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Is this any good?

2010 Mike White 35-21 8-13 NCAA Super Regional
2011 Mike White 42-16 11-10 NCAA Super Regional
2012 Mike White 45-18 13-8 Women's College World Series
2013 Mike White 50-11 19-5 Pac-12 Champions, NCAA Super Regional
2014 Mike White 56-9-1 20-3-1 Pac-12 Champions, Women's College World Series
2015 Mike White 51-8 21-3 Pac-12 Champions, Women's College World Series
2016 Mike White 48-10 20-4 Pac-12 Champions, NCAA Super Regional
2017 Mike White 54-9 17-6 Women's College World Series
2018 Mike White 53-10 21-3 Pac-12 Champions, Women's College World Series

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