Texas A&M Softball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Texas
Loss 2-3
May 18, 2019
2019 NCAA Softball Tournament

Jo Evans

Head Coach

Under the three-time Big 12 Coach of the Year, Texas A&M softball has climbed to new heights. Since Evans took over in 1996 the Aggies have reached the postseason 15 times, including every year since 2002 (a school record of 13 in a row). In 2014 Evans reached two coaching milestones. She became the only active coach in the SEC with 1,000 wins and one of just eight active coaches in D1; she also notched her 700th win at Texas A&M. Under her tutelage the Aggies reached the Women's College World Series in 2007 and 2008, posting a national runner-up finish in '08 — in addition to both the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles. Fifteen of Evans' players have earned All-American honors and 72 have garnered all-conference nominations. In addition, four Aggies were named Big 12 Player of the Year. In 2008 Megan Gibson became the first player to earn both Player and Pitcher of the Year honors.

Joy Jackson

Associate Head Coach

Now in her 18th year at Texas A&M, Jackson has consistently gotten the best out of her players. Her duties include working with A&M’s outfielders, base-running and the lefty slap, in addition to her role as recruiting coordinator. During her time with the Aggies 17 outfielders have reached all-conference status, including the entire A&M outfield in 2004-05. Jackson served under head coach Jo Evans in various roles at Utah before her time at A&M. Prior to beginning her coaching career Jackson was a four year letter-winner at Utah, where she helped guide the team to a conference championship and NCAA berth her sophomore year.

Kara Dill

Assistant Coach

Former Kentucky All-SEC selection and five-year softball coaching veteran Kara Dill enters her third season as the pitching coach at Texas A&M, and will also coach lefty slappers.

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.

Cassie Green

Director of Operations

Raychelle Ellsworth

Director of Sports Performance

Stephanie Kee

Athletic Trainer

Keith Stein

Assistant Coach

Former Texas A&M baseball player and seven-year softball coaching veteran Keith Stein is in his second season as the hitting coach for Texas A&M.

In his first season with the Aggies, Stein helped Texas A&m reach the NCAA Super Regionals and had four players earn NFCA All-Region honors, including Tori Vidales, who was named a NFCA Second Team All-American. Under Stein’s tutelage, Vidales saw her batting average rise from .298 as a junior to .350 as a senior and drove in 18 more runs from the previous year.

Stein is married to the former Bailey Schroeder, who was a member of the Aggie softball team from 2007-10. The couple has a daughter, Ellie Jo, and a son, Keith “Trip” Stein III.

 
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