USA Softball announced yesterday that Heather Tarr has been selected as the Head Coach for the 2019 USA Softball U-19 Women’s National Team. Selected by members of the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee, Tarr will lead the team at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup, from 11-17 August, 2019 in Irvine, CA.
“It’s always an honor to represent your country and I’m thrilled to do so as Head Coach of the 2019 Junior Women’s National Team,” said Tarr. “I look forward to working with USA Softball and the tremendous athletes in our country toward competing for a Gold Medal at the Junior World Championship. I will ensure the athletes grow and develop into the best softball players they can be and will remain focused on this team reaching its fullest potential.”
In 2017, Tarr joined the USA Softball National Team coaching staff as an Assistant Coach for the Women’s National Team, helping guide the 2017 roster to a Gold Medal finish at the Pan American Championship in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Returning to the coaching staff in 2018, Tarr once again had a Gold Medal season with the WNT as the team captured back-to-back World Championship titles at the WBSC Women’s World Championship in Chiba, Japan. In addition to their Gold Medal finish, Team USA also secured the first of five available berths to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, joining host country Japan who earned an automatic berth.
“We are excited to announce Heather Tarr as the Head Coach of our Junior Women’s National Team program for the 2019 season,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress. “Coach Tarr has been a valuable addition to our program since joining the National Team coaching staff in 2017. We look forward to watching her guide the Junior Women’s program and have no doubt that she will be 100% committed to the Gold Medal standards both on and off the field.”