Tag Archives: Softball

Matt Meuchel

Matt Meuchel Action Shot
  • 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

Tim Walton

Head Coach University of Florida

  • Tim Walton has established Florida softball as a national powerhouse in his 11 years at the helm of the Gators. In his 11 years at Florida, the Gators have earned a total of:
    • 7 WCWS berths
    • 4 appearances in the Championship Series
    • the program’s first and second National Championship Titles in 2014 and 2015.  
  • Walton reached a career milestone when he earned career win No. 600 in just his 12th season as a head coach - which means his teams have had at least 50 wins each of his 12 years at Florida. Win No. 600 came in just his 774th game, making Walton the fastest active head coach in the Southeastern Conference to reach 600 lifetime victories.
  • Walton has led Florida to countless school and SEC records, and his squads have earned numerous firsts for the Gator softball program. UF has made the NCAA Tournament every year of his tenure, hosted Regionals all 10 times and played host to NCAA Super Regionals eight times from 2008-16.
  • On the softball diamond, Walton’s players have earned numerous accolades:
    • 14 players with a total of 29 NFCA All-America honors
    • 19 players with 44 total NFCA All-Southeast Region honors
    • 15 WCWS All-Tournament team selections (including three Most Outstanding Players)
    • 19 players with 41 All-SEC honors, and 17 SEC All-Tournament team selections, including 3 MVPs, 3 SEC Pitchers of the Year and 4 SEC Players of the Year.

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