The UNM Softball Team plays home games at the Lobo Softball Field, one of the best facilities in the country. The playing surface is natural grass and the dimensions of the field are 220 down the lines, and 225 to straight away center field. read more

Erica Beach


Head Coach

New Mexico softball head coach Erica Beach enters her sixth season at the helm of the program in 2015-16.

The 2014-15 season was one for the books in the Beach era, as she increased her wins by 13 more than previous season, finishing fourth in the conference after being picked last in the preseason Mountain West polls. The 29 wins was coach Beach’s third season with 20 wins or more.

The Lobos won their first-ever game over Nevada on April 2 and captured their first sweep since the 2011 season against Boise State on May 3. The Lobos captured their first shutout in two seasons on May 8 against San Jose State.


Kim Reeder


Assistant Coach

Head coach Erica Beach and the University of New Mexico softball is excited to announce the hiring of new assistant softball coach Kim Reeder, who will be in her first season as assistant coach. Reeder comes to New Mexico after spending the last two years with the Central Coast Girls Athletic Foundation.

“Kim is going to an instrumental part of our staff,” said Beach. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and an incredible passion for the game. She is a dynamic coach, who makes every player better and I am so happy to have her as part of the Lobo family.”

Reeder is familiar with Coach Beach’s style of coaching, as she was an All-American pitcher for Beach at Ohio State from 2005-09. Reeder, who has been a pitching instructor for over 10 years, will come into the program to help out with the Lobo pitchers which will allow Beach to expand her responsibilities within the team. She has helped pitchers get to many colleges at the next level, including Santa Clara, BYU, Slippery Rock, Washington Mount Vernon Nazarene and New Mexico.


Alicia Herron


Assistant Coach

Head coach Erica Beach and the University of New Mexico softball team announced the hiring of assistant softball coach Alicia Herron on September 20, 2016. Most recently, Herron worked with Make the Team in Ohio, developing and training kids in fundamentals and mechanics in the game of softball.

“Alicia is an incredible addition to the Lobo softball family,” said Beach. “She was an incredible athlete and brings such positivity and passion to our team.”

Herron will be assisting Beach with hitting and infielders. She is very familiar with Beach’s coaching style as she played for Beach at Ohio State.