Kristin Vesely has been named the 2nd ever Head Coach of Houston Cougars Softball program Friday morning. Vesely joined the Houston Cougars program in 2011 working for Kyla Holas as the Cougars’ assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach in 2014.
“This is a huge accomplishment in my life and fulfills one of my biggest goals that I have aspired to reach ever since falling in love with the game at an early age,” said Vesely. in Houston Press Release. “This achievement means so much to me in the fact of having the ability to establish a new tradition and a new history to an already great program.
Vesely replaces Kyla Holas who resigned as Houston Head Coach after 16 seasons on May 14th following the Cougars getting eliminated from the American Conference Tournament Semi-final against South Florida in Tulsa. The Cougars ended the year with a 27-29 record overall and 9-9 in The American missing the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.
Vesely had a great playing career as she is the Sooners all-time hits leader (293). Vesely was named to the All-Big 12 team in each of her four years and was an NFCA All-American her last two season.