LAS CRUCES – New Mexico State has signed softball head coach Kathy Rodolph has signed a new contract. The three-year contract through the 2021 season.
“Kathy has done a phenomenal job building a nationally recognized program with limited resources at NM State,” New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia said in a statement. “Her teams do outstanding work in the classroom, community and on the field. I am confident the program will continue in an upward trajectory under her guidance over the next three seasons.”
Rodolph has led the NMSU softball squad for 15 seasons, coaching the Aggies to their first ever conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2011.
The successful 2011 season sparked a winning tradition for the Aggies, who have won four-straight WAC regular-season championships – beginning with the 2015 season. New Mexico State softball also tallied three WAC tournament titles, which included three NCAA Tournament appearances during the four-year span.
The Aggies started the 2018 campaign with a bang by taking down then-ranked No. 17 Kentucky 12-9 and 10-6 for the program’s first victories against a ranked opponent since the 2015 season.
“I would like to thank Mario Moccia, the Board of Regents, and the University leadership for their support and vote of confidence in my ability to lead the Aggie softball program,” Rodolph said. “It is truly an honor to work at New Mexico State and represent Aggie Nation.”