Utah on Friday announced the hiring of Ute softball star Hannah Flippen to be an assistant coach with the program.
Flippen will replacing Maggie Livreri, who spent seven seasons with the Utes and is leaving to become the head coach at 2018 Mountain West Conference champions Boise State.
“Today is a great day for the Utes,” Utah softball coach Amy Hogue said in a news release. “We have hired Hannah and I could not be happier for our program. Change is hard and with Maggie leaving to become a head coach, there were big shoes to fill.
Utah’s all-time leader in runs, hits and batting average, Flippen concluded a record-setting career (2014–17) by becoming the first three-time All-American in program history, as well as the first four-time All-Pac−12 honoree. She was the first Ute named Pac−12 Softball Player of the Year in consecutive seasons and the first person in the history of the conference to win that award, along with Defensive Player of the Year honors, in the same campaign.
“I am incredibly honored to have this opportunity to coach at my alma mater,” Flippen said. “I am so excited to get working with the staff and players to help improve this program. I could not have imagined a better starting point for my coaching career than the University of Utah.”