Former Arkansas head coach Mike Larrabee has been named the new head softball coach at Division 1 Central Washington University.
The school announced the move last week.
Larrabee comes to the Wildcats with a wealth of head coaching experience, having spent twelve years as a Division 1 head coach. That time was split evenly between Wright State and Arkansas. His teams have reached the NCAA Regional round a total of four times. He also served as an assistant coach at Illinois from 2002-2004, prior to assuming the Wright State position.
After parting ways with the Hogs following the 2015 season, Larrabee's move to CWU will also be a homecoming for the Washington State-native.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Larrabee's resume also sports a six-year tenure as an assistant on the USA Women's National Team and seventeen years as a successful men's fastpitch player.
Larrabee takes over a Wildcats team that returns virtually the same roster as 2015, having lost only two players to graduation. He replaces Mallory Holtman-Fletcher as head coach, who retired in June citing a desire for more family time.