Tag: Ken Eriksen

Softball season preview

After a season cut short in 2020, the USF softball team is ready to take on the long-anticipated 2021 season. “The thought of just being back in the game, on the field, is very exciting for me, especially because this is five years that I’ve been here,” senior outfielder AnaMarie […]

Passing the torch

It’s not exactly a surprise at this point. Longtime USF softball coach Ken Eriksen is taking a leave of absence from the program in order to lead Team USA in the Summer Olympics in what will be the sport’s first appearance in the Olympics in 12 years. Actually, Eriksen has […]

More than just a softball game

USF softball coach Ken Eriksen plays catch with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) at the USF Softball Stadium on Friday. Castor will be representing “Tenacious” Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy (pictured in background in pink shirt), a one-year survivor of stage 3 breast cancer in this month’s Congressional Women's Softball Game in […]

What Eriksen’s Olympic job means for USF

Ken Eriksen was named head coach for the 2020 Olympics last week. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB It may not have been the most surprising announcement in recent memory, but the important thing is it’s official. USF softball coach Ken Eriksen was named head coach of Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics […]

Eriksen named Olympic head coach

USF softball coach Ken Eriksen was named head coach of Team USA for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday. ORACLE PHOTO/BRIAN HATTAB In Ken Eriksen’s own words, softball was “dead in the water as a sport.” After it and its sibling sport baseball were cut from both the 2012 and […]