NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso was recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association at its annual convention for reaching the 900 career wins mark during the 2010 season. Gasso was one of nine coaches honored for 900 or more career victories and one of three currently at the Division I level.
In 20 years as a collegiate head coach, Gasso’s record stands at 936-309-2 (.751). She was the head coach at Long Beach (Calif.) City College prior to coming to Oklahoma in 1995. In 16 years at the helm of the Sooners program, Gasso has a mark of 774-250-2 (.754).
The Sooners have reached the Women’s College World Series five times during her tenure, in the process, advanced to the postseason in each of her previous 16 seasons. Oklahoma won the 2000 National Championship in its first appearance.
She has won more Big 12 games (199-64) than any coach in the league’s history and has twice as many wins as any other coach in OU history. Gasso’s Sooner teams have finished second or higher 12 different times since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996. They have won 75 percent of their Big 12 contests and OU?has claimed four Big 12 regular season and four championship titles under her direction.
Numerous Sooner players have prospered under Gasso’s tutelage and garnered national, regional and conference recognition. She has directed 36 All-Americans, 80 All-Region honorees and 107 all-conference selections.
- — Robert W. Bates Dec 13, 10:28 PM #