Tate steps down as head coach of Puget Sound softball

Tate steps down as head coach of Puget Sound softball

TACOMA, Washington – Kellyn Tate has announced her resignation following seven seasons as the head coach of Puget Sound softball.

"The last seven years of my life at Puget Sound have been priceless, and I owe that entirely to the student-athletes," said Tate. "While I look forward to my future, I will always cherish my relationships with Logger student-athletes, alumni, parents, and staff."

Since taking the helm in 2013, Tate has increased the program's roster size as compared to early part of the decade.  The program also saw improvement in several statistical categories including team batting average and run production.   

Among her notable student-athletes are Jessica Gott and Erica Gott. Jessica Gott was a two-time All-NWC honoree, and Erica Gott received an All-NWC. In 2018, Jessica Gott was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. She is one of three Puget Sound student-athletes across all sports in the past five years to receive the high distinction.

The 2018 Loggers won nine conference games and moved up in the NWC standings, marking the program's most NWC wins since 2011. She led Puget Sound to three consecutive double-digit win seasons (2016-18). 

"Kellyn's knowledge and great love for the sport helped the program realize steady increase in key areas of performance," said Puget Sound Director of Athletics Amy Hackett.  "We are grateful for her investment in our student-athletes."