Texas A&M Softball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Oklahoma
Loss 0-20
May 22, 2022
Norman Regional
Trisha Ford

Trisha Ford

Head Coach

Trisha Ford was hired as the softball program's 10th head coach on June 7, 2021. Ford comes to Aggieland following a six-year stint at the helm of Arizona State.

Over her head coaching career, Ford has amassed a 397-226-1 (.686) record at Saint Mary's (CA), Fresno State and Arizona State, including a 212-89 (.704) ledger with the Sun Devils. She has twice been named the Mountain West Coach of the Year (2015, 2016) and the Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2018, 2022).

Ford earned her second Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor last season after guiding ASU to its 17th-straight NCAA Tournament and the program's 28th-consecutive winning season. The Sun Devils won their third Pac-12 Championship and first since 2011, winning a program-record 20 league games.

Jeff Harger

Jeff Harger

Assistant Coach

Harger rejoins Ford in Aggieland after spending the last five seasons at Arizona State and will work directly with offensive development.

Harger helped Arizona State’s offense rank among the best nationally and in the Pac-12 Conference. In 2022, the Sun Devils led the league in scoring (6.85 runs per game), slugging percentage (.610), on-base percentage (.422), home runs per game (1.93), doubles per game (1.57) and walks (199). ASU’s home runs per game, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and scoring all ranked in the top-10 in the country.

Joe Guthrie

Joe Guthrie

Assistant Coach

Joe Guthrie comes to Aggieland after spending the last four seasons at UAB, beginning in 2019 as an assistant coach, before being promoted to associate head coach and eventually head coach in 2021. In 2022, Guthrie’s Blazers proved to be one of the best defensive teams in the country, turning the fifth-most double plays per game (0.55) in Division I while ranking second in Conference USA with 28 double plays. He guided UAB’s Sierra Frazier to her second-straight all-conference first team nod before the catcher earned an NFCA All-Mideast Region First Team selection. Guthrie guided UAB to its first Conference USA Championship appearance since 2016 in his first year leading the program. In 2021, he propelled the Blazers to the highest winning percentage (.620) since 2015 and second-best conference winning percentage in program history (.750). He mentored five all-conference team selections, including a program-first four first-team selections. Guthrie led UAB to its first 30-win season since 2015 and third-ever C-USA Championship title game appearance.

Hunter Veach

Hunter Veach

Director of Player Development

Veach comes to Aggieland after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at UAB. With the Blazers, Veach assisted in several different areas including player development and day-to-day operations.

While at UAB with current A&M assistant coach Joe Guthrie, the duo propelled the Blazers to their highest winning percentage (.620) since 2015 and second-best conference winning percentage in program history (.750). Veach also assisted in the development of UAB's Sierra Frazier, who garnered her second-straight all-conference first team nod and an NFCA All-Mideast Region First Team selection in 2022.

 
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