University of Texas Head Coach
Mike White is the head women’s softball coach at the University of Texas. Before joining the Longhorns, Coach White spent nine seasons as head coach at the University of Oregon. During that time, he led the Ducks to national prominence, winning the PAC-12 title five times in the last six years, with trips to the Women's College World Series five times since 2012. Coach White skippered the Ducks to a 21-3 conference record in 2018—53-10 overall— and finished the season as both the No. 1 team in the NCAA rankings and the NCAA Tournament.
Mike was born in 1961 in Wellington, New Zealand, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and management from Mount Mercy College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in 1989. He gained international prominence as a winning softball pitcher, earning Hall of Fame honors from the International Softball Congress. Coach White became a U.S. citizen in 1994 and continued his international softball playing career as a pitcher for both New Zealand and the United States. Altogether, he helped his teams claim two gold medals, three silver medals, and one bronze in international championship play: four with New Zealand and two with the United States.
Mike will contribute his knowledge and experience to YSPN360.com, through training videos, online coaching instruction, and other free on-demand content. His approach to coaching focuses on the similarities between pitching and hitting mechanics and is appropriate for young players of any age or experience level. A series of practice drills for coaches is also part of the content he is providing.
He was previously an assistant softball coach with the University of Oregon in 2003 and 2004. He is married to the former Lisa Revers. They have three daughters; Nyree (1992), Kenzie (1995) and Sidney (1997).