Head Softball Coach
Heather Tarr enters her twelfth year at the helm of the Husky softball team in 2016.
Tarr has compiled an overall record of 443-196-1 with her alma mater. In 2015, Washington made their 22nd consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 11th straight under the leadership of Tarr. Eight Huskies were named to the All-Pac-12 academic teams, eight also received All-Pac-12 honors and six were placed on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Pacific Region team.
Tarr shaped an offense that posted one of the best power-hitting seasons in program history in 2015. The Huskies hit a program-record 86 home runs and posted a program-record .582 slugging percentage. Washington also broke records in runs scored (460), RBI (418), walks (269) and on-base percentage (.445).
J.T. D'Amico enters his eighth season on the Washington coaching staff in 2016 after helping guide the team to an overall record of 42-17 and the program's 22nd consecutive NCAA tournament appearance in 2015.
His primary responsibility for the Huskies is serving as the Defensive Coordinator. The Husky defense has seen many of their highest fielding percentage seasons under his guidance. During their 2013 run to Women's College World Series, Washington's defense ranked second nationally in fielding percentage. In 2013, Shawna Wright was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. In 2011, former Canadian Olympian and UW National champion shortstop Jenn Salling was also named the Pac-10's Defensive Player of the Year.
D'Amico joined the Washington coaching staff in 2009, helping the Huskies to the National Championship. He was a part of the staff that was awarded the National Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association in 2009.
Ashley Andrews, an Olympia, Wash. native enters her second season on the Washington coaching staff in 2016.
In her first season with the Huskies, Andrews helped guide the team to an overall record of 42-17 and the program's 22nd consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Andrews main responsibility on the staff is to work with the pitcher's and catcher's while assisting Coach Tarr with recruiting.
Andrews was a four-year starter at the University of Tennessee and was part of two teams that advanced to the Women's College World Series. While completing her master's degree in Sports Psychology at UT, she served as a graduate assistant for two seasons under Ralph and Karen Weekly.
Mike Roberts enters his second season as the pitching coach at the University of Washington after joining the program in July of 2015. In his first season with the Huskies, Roberts helped guide the team to an overall record of 42-17 and the program's 22nd consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Roberts came to Seattle from the University of Oregon, where he spent the 2014 season as the Ducks' pitching coach. Roberts helped the Ducks to a 56-9-1 overall record, a 20-3-1 Pac-12 mark and the conference title.