Former Arizona Wildcat great Taryne Mowatt has returned to her alma mater as the program’s new pitching coach, as announced by the school earlier this week.
Mowatt received high praise during her two-year tenure as pitching coach at Ole Miss, where she shepherded a staff that lowered its cumulative team ERA by more than a full point year-to-year.
Under her guidance, the Rebels posted a 2.10 team ERA in 2017, while breakout star and first-year SEC player Kaitlin Lee posted a 1.82 ERA and won 23 games on the year.
Prior to Ole Miss, Mowatt’s sole coaching experience at the collegiate level had been at Cal Baptist, where she spent three seasons as an assistant in charge of the pitching staff.
As a player, Mowatt was one of the finest in Wildcat history. During her four years at UA, Mowatt helped her squad to back-to-back national championships and set three Women’s College World Series records during the ’07 WCWS.
Mowatt ended her Wildcat playing career with a 100-33 win-loss record. She posted a career 1.54 ERA and 1,267 career strikeouts. The latter number includes 522 Ks in 2007, a mark that remains a PAC-12 conference record.
In her new position, Mowatt replaces Stacey Iveson, who took on a scaled-back administrative role earlier in the fall.