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Kristin Delahoussaye named Weber State softball’s third head coach

By BRETT HEIN - Standard-Examiner | Jun 4, 2024

Robert Casey, Weber State Athletics

In this undated photo, Weber State associate head softball coach Kristin Delahoussaye, center, speaks with members of the team at Wildcat Softball Field in Ogden.

Coaching legend Mary Kay Amicone is handing the reins of Weber State softball to her longtime assistant.

Weber State University named Kristin Delahoussaye as the softball program’s head coach Tuesday, a long-anticipated move once Amicone announced she would retire after the 2024 season.

“To say that I am grateful is an understatement,” Delahoussaye said in a news release from WSU. “I have been mentored and supported by so many people here at Weber State over the past few years and now they have provided me with the opportunity to make one of my dreams come true.”

Delahoussaye, a former BYU player, joined Weber State’s staff in 2017 and was named associate head coach in 2020. She’ll be entering her 13th season as a college coach and first as a head coach.

“The support of our administration and the Ogden community, both athletically and academically, is unmatched and continually allows our softball program to pursue and achieve excellence,” she said. “Our roster is stacked with talented athletes who are also amazing young women and great ambassadors of Weber State. I am excited to get started and show just how Great, Great, Great Weber State is.”

Delahoussaye enjoyed Amicone’s tutelage for seven seasons. Amicone finished her college coaching career with 808 wins between BYU, Salt Lake Community College and WSU. In 11 seasons at Weber State, Amicone won six regular-season titles and four tournament titles, and also led the Wildcats to the program’s and Big Sky’s only victory in the NCAA Tournament.

“Coach Delahoussaye’s dedication to our student-athletes and her exceptional history make her the ideal candidate for our next head coach,” athletic director Tim Crompton said in the news release. “We are confident she will continue to build upon the program’s strong foundation and lead the team to even greater success.”

Prior to Weber State, Delahoussaye was an assistant coach at BYU from 2014-17 and was an assistant at then-Dixie State in 2013. She’s the third head coach in WSU’s Division I history (Tina Johnson 2010-13, Amicone 2014-2024).

As a player, the Las Vegas native was a four-year starting second baseman at BYU.

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