On July 14, 2008, Matt Meuchel became the fourth head coach in the history of the University of Nevada softball program and the second since the program was reinstated in 2003.
Meuchel’s 2014 Wolf Pack squad posted a winning record, by finishing the year at 27-25 and going 18-10 in non-conference action. Meuchel coached senior Karlyn Jones and sophomore Megan Sweet to All-Mountain West second team honors in the program’s second year in the conference. Nevada finished the season in a tie for first in the league in doubles, with Sweet setting a new program single-season doubles record (21). On March 28 at home against conference foe New Mexico, junior pitcher Megan Dortch tossed the program’s sixth no-hitter, and the fourth under Meuchel.
In 2013, the Pack program returned to its winning ways under Meuchel. The team won 30 games for the first time since 2009 and threatend almost every offensive record in the book, breaking three of them. Nevada set new records in doubles 102, leading the country with 1.96 per game, slugging percentage at .477 and on-base percentage at .399.
Former major leaguer Andy Dominique completed his seventh year as an assistant coach with the Nevada softball program in 2013. He primarily served as Nevada’s hitting instructor, as he had in the previous six seasons.
He assists with scouting and in-game coaching in addition to other duties and administrative responsibilities.
“Andy is as passionate and knowledgable steward of the game as you will find,” Nevada head coach Matt Meuchel said. “He will continue to prove why he is one of the premier offensive minds in the country. He is such a great teacher and the players respond to his teaching.”
Josh Taylor enters his third season at the University of Nevada where he is responsible for all aspects of team and individual defense while also overseeing camps and clinics, recruiting visits and recruiting databases.
In his first season leading the defense, the Wolf Pack set a school record with a .965 fielding percentage that also ranked second in the Mountain West. Nevada also committed only 52 errors as a team that season, the second-lowest total in the conference.
Prior to joining the Wolf Pack, Taylor served as the head coach at Feather River College in Quincy, Calif. Taylor, who was an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Feather River baseball team in his first stint from 2004-07, led the Golden Eagle softball program to three-consecutive Super Regional appearances from 2010 to 2012. His overall record in his four years at Feather River was 113-59.