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Heather Tarr

About Heather Tarr

Sterling and Coach Heather Tarr have strong roots embedded into the Pacific Northwest soil. They both share a mutual passion of spreading awareness to youth about the game of softball not only in Washington State, but across the country. In 2011, Sterling was fortunate enough to meet Coach Tarr through a mutual friend. Coach Tarr was impressed with Sterling’s vision and the superior quality of Sterling’s softball product line. After speaking to Coach Tarr in-depth, she brought up the idea of increasing Sterling’s softball brand awareness and the awareness of the sport by hosting an annual youth fall league where local clubs would be invited to participate. Sterling ran with this idea, calling it The Twilight Invite. In 2012, the league tripled in size and included multiple age divisions.

In 2004, Coach Tarr became the head coach of the University of Washington women’s softball team at age 29! In the last 8 years, Coach Tarr and company have accomplished a magnitude of milestones including winning the NCAA National Championship in 2009! Coach Tarr is a self-made softballer, a self-made Husky and a self-made coach. This supremely gifted leader walked onto UW’s softball team for coach Teresa Wilson during the program’s infancy in 1994. She then became a 3-time All-Pac-10 player and a professional softball player in Florida for a year. Coach Tarr came back to UW to get her degree, and following six years as an assistant with Pacific she willed her way into one of the best jobs in her profession.

Record

  • 319-147-1 (.685)
  • 8 trips to the NCAA Tournament in all 8 years as head coach
  • 5 trips to the Women's College World Series over the last 8 years

Championships

  • 2010 Pac-10 Champions
  • 2009 NCAA Division I National Champions

Awards

  • Pac-10 Coach of Year (2010)
  • NCAA Pacific Region Coach of Year (2009)
  • NFCA National Coach of Year (2009)

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