Tag Archives: Assistant Softball Coach

Matt Meuchel

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  • Matt Meuchel is in his 2nd season with theRazorbacksfollowing 8 years as the head coach at Nevada, which included 2 NCAA tournament appearances.
  • In his 1st season in Fayetteville, Meuchel helped orchestrate a 17-win increase and get the Razorbacks to the SEC and NCAA Tournament for the 1st time since 2013. He also helped coach 2 All-SEC performers and 2 NFCA All-South honorees.
  • Under Meuchel, the 2017 Razorbacks had a .284 BA (.24 improvement over 2016), with 58 HR’s and a .468 slugging % (.58 improvement over 2016).
  • During his 8-season tenure as Nevada’s head coach, Matt guided his teams to 196 victories. In 2016, the Wolf Pack posted a 32-15 overall record, with a 10-10 mark in the Mountain West Conference, the program’s best season since joining the conference in 2013. Matt saw 5 players named to the 2016 All-Mountain West Conference team, including 2 1st-Team selections.
  • Meuchel began his coaching career with assistant roles at Arizona State, McNeese State, Nevada and Oklahoma State, before returning to Nevada as Head Coach in 2009.
  • Matt has also coached at the international and professional levels. He was part of the coaching staff for the Greek National Team that completed in the 2004 Athens Olympic G

Caitlin Lowe

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  • Caitlin Lowe enters her 7th season as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona, where she has made an immeasurable impact with UA’s outfielders and slappers.
  • Helped lead the 2019 Wildcats to the 2019 Women’s College World Series. During the 2019 season, 7 Wildcats were named all-Pac 12, with 5 1st-team selections; 3 Wildcats were named 1st team NFCA All-Americans, with 2 2nd-team NFCA All American selections.
  • Considered one of the best hitters and slappers to ever play the game, Lowe has taken her expertise and experiences to become one of the nation’s elite hitting/slapping coaches.
  • Caitlin has excelled as a player at every level of the game:
    • 2008 USA Softball Olympian, took home the silver medal at the 2008 games in China.
    • A 2-time National Champion (2006 and 2007) at the University of Arizona, where she remains 2nd on the Arizona record books in batting average (.446), 4th in hits (351), 4th in triples (12), 7th in runs scored (242) and 1st in stolen bases (156).
    • Played four seasons in the NPF competing for the USSSA Pride.
  • Only one of two players in Arizona history (Leah Braatz is the other) to be awarded first

Diane Miller

Assistant Coach University of Nebraska

  • Diane Miller is entering her 9th season at the University of Nebraska where she directs the Huskers offense and works with the catchers. Nebraska's offense has exploded under Miller's watch, as the Huskers have set more than 35 school hitting records. Nebraska's record-breaking performances come on the heels of Miller's 9 seasons at Colorado State, where the Rams' offense set 44 conference records and 14 school records.
  • A 2-time member of the NFCA Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year, Miller has helped Nebraska to a pair of NCAA Regional titles, a trip to the Women's College World Series and a share of the 2014 Big Ten regular-season championship in the past 4 seasons alone.
  • Under Miller’s guidance, Husker hitters have combined to earn 29 all-conference honors, 17 all-region accolades and seven All-America awards.
  • With Miller as hitting coach, the Huskers have set team records for batting average, runs, home runs, extra-base hits, RBIs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and walks.
  • The Huskers have also scored 300 runs in 4 consecutive seasons after reaching the mark only 3 times in the program's first 37 seasons. They are averaging 312 runs per season under Miller’s direction, and are 1 of only 9 teams to rank in the top 50 nationally in scoring each of the last 6 seasons.

Howard Dobson

Assistant Coach Louisiana State University

  • Howard Dobson enters his 6th season as an assistant coach at LSU. He serves as the program's hitting coach and assists with recruiting.
  • Highly regarded as one of the best hitting coaches in the nation, Dobson has helped take 5 teams to the Women’s College World Series: LSU - 2016, 2015, 2012; Oklahoma – 2004, 2003.
  • During his tenure at LSU, the Tigers offense has surged to new heights:
    • In 2016, LSU produced the 4th most hits in program history, 2nd most runs scored, 4th most total bases and 2nd most RBIs. The team also set a single season mark for walks with 315.
    • The 2015 Tigers set five team statistical records in batting average (.335), slugging percentage (.523), on-base percentage (.425), RBIs (392) and runs scored (428).
    • The 2014 team earned the 2nd highest team batting average in program history at .314, while the squad's 65 home runs were the most in a single year in program history.
    • LSU turned in a 65-point improvement in batting average from the 2012 to 2013 season, improving it another 30 points to jump from .220 to .314 during that span.
  • Dobson has been heavily involved with USA Softball over the last 4 summers. He served as an assistant coach on the USA Softball Elite Team in 2012 and the USA Softball Women's National T

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