Robert Wagner Added To Softball Coaching Staff

July 5, 2005

Robert Wagner, a former assistant softball coach at the University of Washington and the University of Utah, will join the coaching staff of the Arizona State University softball team this fall, newly appointed head coach Clint Myers announced Tuesday.

Wagner arrives at Arizona State University with over 10 years experience coaching at the collegiate level. Prior to ASU, Wagner served as the Assistant Softball Coach at the University of Washington, his alma mater, during the 2004-2005 season. The Huskies finished the year with a 35-22 record, having reached the Super Regional final of the 2005 NCAA tournament. He was in charge of hitting and outfielders.

Before that, Wagner was the head softball coach at Odessa College for two seasons. He engineered the first winning season in the program's history and his teams led the conference in steals both years. As well, he placed four players on the All-Conference team while compiling a 42-24 record in 2003-04.

Wagner also served as a softball assistant coach at Utah, helping them to consecutive second-place finishes in the Mountain West Conference and the Conference Tournament championship in 2002.

No stranger to the Tempe area, Wagner served as both an assistant softball coach (1998-2000) and an assistant baseball coach (1995-1998) at Central Arizona College, including an NJCAA championship run with the softball team in 1999. Wagner arrived at Central Arizona after having served as the head coach of softball at Woodinville High School in Woodinville, Wash.

Wagner is a 1995 graduate of the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. He received his master's degree from the University of Phoenix in 2000. He also served in the United States Marine Corps for four years.

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