Hitting Coach, University of Texas
Tripp MacKay is now in his first season as the Assistant Coach of the Women’s Fastpitch Softball Team at the University of Texas. Prior to joining the Longhorns coaching staff at Texas, Tripp completed eight very successful seasons as Assistant Coach of the Oklahoma Sooners softball staff where he worked with OU's outfielders and offense. Oklahoma reached the postseason in all eight of MacKay’s years on staff, including the 2013 National Championship.
During MacKay’s tenure, the Sooners captured five Big 12 regular season titles and two conference tournament championships. Following the Sooners’ national title in 2013, MacKay and the OU coaches were named the NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year.
Tripp MacKay is an honored name in the state of Oklahoma. After beginning his collegiate baseball career at the University of Florida, he played his final two seasons at Oklahoma State University where he was a two-time All-American and a member of the Cowboys’ 1996 College World Series. He graduated from OSU with a degree in physical education.
MacKay was signed by the Montreal Expos in the Major League Baseball Draft in 1996 and played minor league baseball for 4 years in the Expos organization. He enjoyed stints at Vermont, Cape Fear, Winnipeg and Sioux City before turning to coaching.
“My family and I are very excited to become a part of the University of Texas softball program,” MacKay said in a statement. “We are thankful to coach Clark for providing us with this opportunity, and we are looking forward to an exciting future for Longhorn softball.”
Between his stints at Oklahoma and Texas, MacKay was also the director of player development for Scrap Yard Sports in Houston, and served for a season as co-head coach of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league’s newest franchise, The Scrap Yard Dogs.
Tripp lives with his family in Austin, Texas.