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Trisha Ford

 
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Trisha Ford was named the head coach of Sun Devil softball by Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director Ray Anderson on June 15, 2016.

Ford took over an illustrious Sun Devil program that lays claim to over 1,600 wins and four national championships. Ford led her Fresno State team to consecutive Mountain West Conference championships in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons en route to being named the 2016 MWC Coach of the Year. While being an extremely successful collegiate coach, Ford also served as an assistant coach for the 2016 Gold Medal USA Softball Junior Woman’s National Team during the summer of 2016.

“One of the greatest indicators of future success is what someone has accomplished in their past, and based on Trisha’s achievements, we anticipate she will bring great success to Sun Devil Athletics,” said Anderson. “She has elite expectations and recognized the innovative direction that Arizona State is heading. She has great energy and I believe our student-athletes will buy into her vision for the program.”

In 2018, Trisha Ford was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year following a season that saw ASU make their 12th NCAA Women's College World Series appearance. The Sun Devils finished the year with a 48-13 record, that included a 16-8 mark in Pac-12 play. The 48 wins on the year marked the team's 23rd- straight 30 win season, and 24th- straight winning season in program history. The 48 wins marked the most in a single season for ASU since winning 50 games in 2013.

In Pac-12 play, the 2018 season marked the Sun Devils' best record since the 2013 season. The 16 conference wins paced ASU to a third place finish, the 29th- top-five finish in conference play in program history, and first top-three finish since 2014.

Ford, widely respected as one of the nation's premier pitching coaches, guided the Sun Devil staff to a minuscule 2.32 ERA in just her first season in Tempe (2017), a full point lower than the team's 3.66 mark during the 2016 season.

The prolific Sun Devil offense also made strides during the 2017 season, bringing in 273 runs on nearly 400 hits that included 62 home runs, ASU's 12th- straight season with at least 60 long balls.

Prior to arriving in Tempe, Ford led the Fresno State's offense to back-to-back top 35 appearances in batting average in both the 2014 and 15 seasons, as well as finishing 19th in scoring in 2016.