Head Softball Coach, University of Oregon
Mike White is the head women’s softball coach at the University of Oregon. Now in his 7th season as head coach, he has taken the Oregon team to national prominence with their 4th straight PAC-12 title, and national ranking in the polls. He will remain head coach at Oregon under a new 6 year contract, and continue the team’s leadership in NCAA women’s World Series Play.
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. He 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, on-line 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 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).