Thees will serve as pitching coach at Women's European Championship.
Windy Thees and Nate Miller providing one-on-one direction.
Associate head coach Windy Thees will host 2017 Spin Clinic.
USU staff hosting Summer Skills Camp in June.
Aggies will play five games over the weekend.
Utah St Women's Softball vs Boise State - March 18, 2018
Thees came to Logan with 16 years of coaching experience, including 14 years as a head coach. Thees’ road to Utah State featured stops at Ole Miss, Memphis and Georgia College and State.
Thees helped the Aggies to a 33-18 overall record in 2017, including a 14-9 Mountain West ledger. Overseeing the pitching staff, Thees led her group to a 3.09 ERA, the lowest by the USU pitchers since 1998. Kellie White led the position with a 2.51 individual ERA over 178.1 innings pitched, throwing her way to first-team all-Mountain West honors. With four pitchers seeing time on the mound, the 2017 Aggies allowed 115 fewer hits and 90 fewer runs than the year prior, giving up 322 hits and 185 runs.
In her first season at Utah State in 2016, Thees helped the Aggies to a 26-25 record, the best team record seen since 1996. Thees coached the USU pitchers to a 4.98 ERA. With increased depth on the staff, April Brown led the group with a 3.79 ERA, while Katie Schroeder posted the best individual record, going 7-1, including a perfect 3-0 record in conference play. Noelle Johnson threw 130.1 innings and eight complete games on the year.
Thees joined the Aggies after three seasons as head coach at Ole Miss where she helped the team improve dramatically in several categories. The Rebels increased their win total in Thees’ first two seasons and set numerous program records in 2013, including hits, walks, stolen bases and fielding percentage.
The Rebels scored 73 more runs in Thees’ first year than the previous season, committed 14 fewer errors and raised the team batting average by .030. In the circle, Ole Miss pitchers lowered their team ERA from 4.64 to 4.55.
Thees arrived at Ole Miss after starting the Memphis Tigers’ program from scratch in 2005 and led her squad to the school’s best season in 2011 with a 36-14 record and the program’s first berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers finished fourth in Conference USA in 2011 with a 15-7 mark in league play, which was the best conference record in school history. In non-conference play, Memphis knocked off eventual NCAA Tournament teams Kentucky and Stanford and reeled off a school-record 10-game winning streak.
In her six seasons as head coach at Memphis, Thees coached her players to nine all-conference awards, eight all-conference freshman team selections and three NFCA All-South Region selections. While there, Thees compiled a 172-151 (.533) overall record and guided the team to the Conference USA Tournament each of the last five years.
Thees’ Memphis players also found success in the classroom with all 15 of her seniors earning their diploma. Five Tigers earned Capital One Academic all-District honors, with 15 NFCA Scholar Athlete selections and six C-USA All-Academic team selections. Thees was the 2011 C-USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Coaches’ Choice Award for fostering student-athlete development and welfare through a positive athletic and academic atmosphere among all sports.
Before her move to Memphis, Thees was the head coach and Senior Woman Administrator at Georgia College and State University (Milledgeville, Ga.) for five seasons. She led the Division II school to a runner-up finish in the 2003 Division II National Championship. Her teams set nearly every pitching, defensive and offensive record at GCSU during her years as head coach, and in doing so, helped Thees compile a record of 163-92 (.639).
Prior to her tenure at GCSU, Thees served as an assistant softball coach and wellness coordinator at Lake City Community College in Lake City, Fla., from 1998-99. LCCC was ranked No. 1 in the national poll during both the 1998 and 1999 seasons and placed second at the JUCO National Championships in 1999.
Thees was a four-year starter at both catcher and second base at Florida State from 1993-97, leading the Seminoles to three ACC Championships. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and multinational business from Florida State in 1997 and a master’s degree in business administration from GCSU in 2002.
A native of Mesa, Ariz., Thees has twin daughters, Megan Jo and Alexandria (15).
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