TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State announced Sunday that Craig Nicholson, formerly the softball coach at Ball State, will take over the program following the departure of longtime coach Clint Myers for the same position at Auburn.
Nicholson's hire, which is pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents, will make him the fourth coach in program history.
We launched this search with several priorities, including hiring someone with head coaching experience, an individual who could recruit elite softball student-athletes and a coach with integrity and a proven track record in graduating student-athletes," athletic director Steve Patterson said in a statement. "We wanted a coach that shared the same vision for ASU softball that our loyal fans and Sun Devil alumni have come to expect at Farrington Stadium.
As we conducted our search, it became clear that Craig Nicholson was the perfect fit for ASU. His name kept surfacing as a young, up-and-coming coach. He was a proven winner right he...