The Oregon Ducks softball program reportedly is losing coach Mike White to the University of Texas.
According to a report by The Register-Guard’s Ryan Thorburn, White is expected to leave Oregon after nine seasons and join the Longhorns. His departure would be a huge blow to the Oregon athletic department.
According to a source close to the situation, White has already informed the Oregon team of the news via text and email. He is expected to receive a substantial raise to leave to coach the Longhorns.
White led the Ducks to five Pac-12 championships in the past six seasons, and the program has made it to the Women’s College World Series five times since 2012. White leaves Oregon with a career 435-111-1 record and was a three-time Pac-12 coach of the year (2013, 2014, 2016).
Texas must replace longtime coach Connie Clark, who retired in May after posting a record of 873-401-3 over 22 seasons.
Oregon was the top seed in the NCAA Tournament this season after finishing 53-10 overall and 21-3 in Pac-12. The Ducks were eliminated in two games in the Women’s College World Series.