Texas A&M Softball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Wichita State
Loss 6-9
May 22, 2021
NCAA Regional
Jo Evans

Jo Evans

Head Coach

National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) Hall of Famer Jo Evans is in her 25th season at the helm of the nationally-recognized Texas A&M softball program. During her tenure, Texas A&M has advanced to the NCAA postseason 20 times, including three trips to the Women's College World Series (WCWS) in 2007, 2008 and 2017 and seven trips to the NCAA Super Regionals. After Texas A&M returned to the WCWS for the first time in 20 seasons in 2007, the '08 Aggies gutted their way to the Championship Series and posted a national runner-up finish in addition to the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles. Evans' Aggies have posted 22 30-win seasons, including 11 40-win seasons and a program-best 57 wins in 2008. The 2013 team earned the program’s best start in history with a 19-0 beginning to the year. Texas A&M has compiled an impressive 924-451-2 record under Evans and continues to reach new heights. One of the winningest active Division I coaches in softball today, Evans has guided Texas A&M to a program-best No. 2 national ranking and a school-record 18-straight NCAA Tournament appearances since 2002.

Kara Dill

Kara Dill

Assistant Coach

Former Kentucky All-SEC selection and six-year softball coaching veteran Kara Dill finished her fourth season as the pitching coach at Texas A&M. With a knack for developing pitchers, the Aggie pitching staff has seen dramatic improvements under Dill. In 2018, Texas A&M was one of three SEC schools to have three pitchers record 10 or more wins as Samantha Show and Trinity Harrington earned NFCA All-Region honors. The pitching staff led the Aggies to their second-consecutive NCAA Super Regional appearance as the group posted a 2.22 ERA, which ranked 30th nationally against one of the nation’s toughest schedules.

Craig Snider

Craig Snider

Assistant Coach

Nineteen-year coaching veteran and 2018 NCAA National Champion Craig Snider enters his first season as an assistant coach at Texas A&M. Snider serves as the Aggies’ hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. Snider comes to Aggieland after an eight-year stint at Florida State in which he helped lead the Seminoles to the 2018 National Championship, seven NCAA Super Regional trips, three Women’s College World Series appearances and won 11 ACC regular season and conference tournament championships. Under Snider’s tutelage in 2019, the Seminole offense set school records for home runs (105), batting average (.330) and RBI (423), while ranking second in school history in doubles (103) and runs (454). Seven players recorded 10-or-more home runs with six tallying at least 40 RBI.

Katie Repole

Katie Repole

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Former Louisiana-Lafayette player Katie Repole enters her first as the volunteer assistant coach. Repole’s responsibilities include coaching the outfielders, assisting with hitters, video, camps and clinics and on-campus recruiting.

Joy Jackson

Joy Jackson

Director of Operations

Joy Jackson is in her 25th overall season with the Texas A&M softball program. Jackson enters her second season as the director of operations in 2020 after being promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach in 2004. She joined head coach Jo Evans in the trek from Utah to Aggieland in the summer of 1996 after serving one year as a full-time assistant coach for Evans and the Utes.

Cassie Green

Cassie Green

Video Coordinator

Cassie Green enters her second season as video coordinator and fifth overall with the program after spending the previous three seasons as the director of operations. Green works directly with the Texas A&M coaching staff to prepare video of practice and games for scouting and game preparation. Prior to joining the softball staff, Green served as the team administrator for Texas A&M’s men’s and women’s tennis teams, coordinating travel for both teams, assisting with the scheduling and maintenance of the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center, assisting with game-day operations, ordering equipment and managing inventory.

Raychelle Ellsworth

Raychelle Ellsworth

Director of Sports Performance

Raychelle Ellsworth is one of the most highly regarded strength and conditioning coaches in the nation, and in 2007 the Texas A&M volleyball strength and conditioning coach received the most prestigious honor awarded in her profession by being named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). At the time, she was one of only 60 in the country to hold the esteemed honor, and she remains one of only a few select females to have earned the distinction.

 
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