Tarr agrees to extend contract until 2029
SEATTLE – Washington softball head coach Heather Tarr has signed a contract extension that will keep her at Montlake through the 2029 season, athletic director Jen Cohen announced Tuesday.
“The University of Washington has been my home for a long time now, and I’m so proud to know that it will continue to be for a while yet,” Tarr said. “I appreciate the continued support of Jen Cohen and our athletic department, donors, student-athletes and alumni who have built this program.”
enter his 19e season with the Huskies, Tarr guided Washington to two Pac-12 championships, 17 Regionals, 14 Super Regionals and seven World College Series appearances. In 2009, the Huskies won the national championship for the first time in program history.
“Coach Tarr sets a standard of excellence that we all strive for every day in Husky Athletics,” Cohen said. “As Washington’s most successful coach of all time, Heather creates winning environments for her student-athletes on and off the field. I couldn’t be more excited to support her Husky Softball during many years to come.”
Under Tarr, Washington has seen 33 NFCA All-Americans, 105 All-Conference players and 10 Pac-12 Players of the Year. Five times the Huskies have won 50 games or more. Washington has been ranked in the NFCA’s National Coaching Survey for 216 consecutive weeks.
Over his 18 seasons, Tarr has a career record of 744-283-1. His winning percentage of .724 is 11e among active DI softball head coaches, while the 744 wins are the most in Washington history.
A Washington alumnus, Tarr has been part of 24 of the program’s 30 years as a player or coach.
“I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our current team and our athletic department,” Tarr concluded.
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