Ward, was at Loyola Marymount for five years where she helped lead the Lions to 138-109 record. In her time as the Lions head coach, she was named WCC Coach of the Year three times. She also had three seasons of 30+ wins and one season of 40+ wins. She also had multiple wins against Top 15 teams including No.4 LSU and No.13 Michigan before the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Ward is leaving her alma mater to lead the Red Raiders, Texas Tech Athletics Director, Kirby Hocutt, described Ward as, “Coach Ward has built a reputation as one of the top up-and-coming coaches in the country,” Hocutt said. “We identified her early in our interview process, and we couldn’t be more excited for the future of Red Raider Softball under her leadership. We are thrilled to welcome Coach Ward and her family to Lubbock.” This via Texas Tech Athletics.
Ward will be coming into a great situation. Texas Tech is returning its Top 2 starters as well as a majority of its lineup from 2019 where they were just 6 outs away from going to the program’s first super regional. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be the next leader of the Red Raider softball program,” Ward said. “We have a great deal of talent already in the club, and I am looking forward to continuing to develop them as well as building for the future. I want to thank Kirby Hocutt, Tony Hernandez, Ginger Kerrick, Grace Hernandez, and President Schovanec for the amazing privilege to serve Texas Tech.”
The Red Raiders look to have one of the best teams and program history and now with a new leader, expectations will be high for not just everyone involved with the program, but the fanbase as well.
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