Head Softball Coach
Heather Tarr will enter her tenth year at the helm of the Husky Softball team in 2014. The Huskies clinched their 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and 11th overall Women's College World Series appearance under Coach Tarr's leadership in 2013. The Huskies compiled a record of 45-17 and finished 3rd at the College World Series. The Huskies hosted the NCAA Regional and went 3-0 before advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals against Missouri, where they went 2-0. Junior Kaitlin Inglesby was named an All-American. Six Huskies were named to the All-Pac-12 team, and five were named to the All-Pacific Region team.
In 2012, Tarr led the Huskies to a 39-19 record and the right to host the NCAA Regional. UW went 3-0 in that regional and advanced to face No. 1 and Pac-12 foe Cal in Berkeley. It was the 19th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance for the Huskies. Sophomore Kaitlin Inglesby was named an All-American. Kimi Pohlman and Niki Williams were drafted into the NPF.
The 2011 team made its 18th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and earned the right to host NCAA Regionals once again. UW went 3-0 in that tournament, defeating BYU twice and Portland State. The Huskies advanced to the Super Regionals, falling to the higher seed Missouri in two games. UW finished the season with a 37-16 overall record and a 9-12 record in a tough Pac-10 Conference. UW was a 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies were the last undefeated team in the country, going 20-0 to start the season. UW got some big wins on the year including its first win at UCLA since 2007. Jenn Salling and Niki Williams earned Second-Team All-America honors while six total Huskies were named to the All-Pacific Region First-Team and five to the All-Pac-10 team. UW ended the season ranked 12th in the NFCA poll and 15th in the ESPN.com/USA Today poll after reaching as high as No. 4/4 on the year.
J.T. D'Amico enters his sixth season on the Washington coaching staff in 2014.
His primary responsibility for the UW 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 2nd 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.
Danielle (Lawrie) Locke was the ace pitcher on the 2009 national championship team, finishing the season with a record of 42-8 with a 0.97 ERA and 521 strikeouts in 352.2 innings.
Lance Glasoe enters his sixth season on the Washington coaching staff in 2014.
Glasoe was named to the Washington coaching staff by head coach Heather Tarr on July 22, 2008.
Glaose first joined the Washington coaching staff for the 2009 season, 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.
A Puyallup, Wash., native, who most recently was the pitching coach for the Pacific Lutheran University softball team, Glasoe works primarily with the Husky pitchers.
Brad Ditter enters his second season on the Washington coaching staff in 2014.
Ditter was the head baseball coach at Edmonds Community College from 2008 to 2012, posting an overall record of 123-53. Upon arriving at Edmonds it didn't take Ditter long to put his stamp on the baseball program. In his first year as head coach, the Tritons won the NWAACC title, and Ditter was named the NWAACC coach of the year as well as Northern region coach of the year. Ditter was also named NWAACC Northern region coach of the year in 2010. In coach Ditter's first four years he helped place over 60 players into Division I baseball, helped 42 players earn two-year degrees and saw 15 players drafted in to Major League Baseball.
Ditter graduated from Redmond High School in 1999 where he was a two-sport, all-state baseball and basketball player. He played collegiately at Edmonds CC (2000-2002), where he was also a two-sport stand-out in both basketball and baseball. In 2002, he hit .445 as part of the NWAACC Championship Baseball team and earned All Northern Division and NWAACC 1st teams as well as tournament MVP honors.
After receiving his Associate of Arts degree from Edmonds CC in 2002, Ditter went on to play baseball at New Mexico State University (2002-2003), where he hit .402 and holds three single season records. In 2003, he was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 13th round and was named team MVP in 2004 by the Vermont Expos of the New York Penn League. He played three seasons with the Expos (now Washington Nationals) reaching the Double-A level.