Head Softball Coach
Head coach Heather Tarr enters her 14th year at the helm of the Husky Softball program in 2018.
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 10th year on the UW coaching staff in 2018.
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 latest run to the Women’s College World Series in 2013, 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.
In the summer of 2013, he was the head coach of the National Pro Fastpitch leagues USSSA Florida Pride and led them to the Cowles Cup Championship in a thrilling 3 game series win over the Chicago Bandits and Monica Abbott. Former UW All-American and National Champion Ashley Charters was named the NPF Defensive Player of the Year that year as a second baseman for the Pride.
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. During his nine years at UW, the Huskies have played in 9 regionals, 7 super regionals and 4 Women’s College World Series’.
Prior to coming to UW, he served as the head baseball coach at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Wash. from 1998-2008. During that time ten of Eastlake’s players were drafted professionally while over 20 went on to play at the collegiate level. He also spent time as an associate scout with the Atlanta Braves during his time at Eastlake.
J.T. also doubles as the head coach and general manager for Team SEATTLE a 14u club program. He also served as the head coach for the Washington Ladyhawks 18u Gold club team from 2006-2008 where he led them to a 7th place finish at ASA Gold Nationals in 2008 and a 13th place finish in 2006.
His younger brother Jeff played in the major leagues and is currently a head golf pro and general manager of a country club in the Seattle area. An avid golfer and reader, he married Heather Tarr in the summer of 2010.
Lance Glasoe enters his 8th year on Washington coaching staff in 2018. Glasoe returns to UW after serving as the head coach at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Prior to that stint, Glasoe was instrumental in helping the Dawgs win the National Championship in 2009.