Sigrest (Cy-grest) comes to Utah State after one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas Tech. She will take the reigns as the Aggies' pitching coach. With the Red Raiders, she worked primarily with the pitchers and the outfielders.
"Sarah came highly recommended to me and the first time I talked to her she impressed me with her knowledge of pitching and catching as well as her approach to teaching. Pitching is such an important part of our game and I am confident that Sarah will develop a strong staff and battery to lead us into the Mountain West," Johnson said.
The Red Raiders were a solid 30-26 last season, ending the year with a 3.31 team ERA. Texas Tech has now won at least 30 games for four-straight seasons.
Sigrest graduated with a degree in exercise science from Jacksonville University in 2012 and was a four-year starter for the Dolphins. During her playing career at JU, she was named the Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year in 2011 and was first-team all-conference. Sigrest also finished her career with the most wins in school history.
In 2011, she finished the season with a stellar 27-7 record, leading the Dolphins to their first-ever NCAA Regional appearance. Her 1.10 ERA was a Jacksonville single-season record, as well as ranking eighth in the NCAA that season.
Sigrest, a native of Daphne, Ala., and a graduate of Daphne High School is, still the Alabama High School Athletic Association single-season leader in shutouts with 33.