MINERS

Tobin Echo-Hawk
 Tobin Echo-Hawk

Hometown:
Louisville, Colo.

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Second Year

Alma Mater:
University of Nebraska '96

04/27/2014

UTEP Softball vs UTSA

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/21/2014

UTEP Softball vs North Texas

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/08/2014

UTEP Softball vs Southern Miss

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

02/23/2014

UTEP Softball vs Incarnate Word

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

02/22/2014

UTEP Softball vs Incarnate Word

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

Tobin Echo-Hawk enters her second season as head coach at UTEP. She was announced as the head coach of the program on June 20, 2013.

Echo-Hawk completed her first season at the helm for UTEP, as the Miners showed improvement from season's past.

The Miners ended the season with nine league wins after winning just six the past three seasons, while their 17 overall wins were the most in four seasons. The season-ending 4-1 victory over East Carolina on May 4 was only the second time UTEP ended a season with a win - the last coming to end the 2006 season, a 5-1 win over UAB on May 7.

UTEP recorded its' first-ever road sweep of a conference opponent - a three-game cleanup over La Tech on March 15-16. The Miners also completed a conference home sweep over Middle Tennessee (April 12-13). It was the first home sweep of a league foe since the 2010 season.

During a game two 13-2 win over Middle Tennessee on April 12, as UTEP set a school-record for hits (15) in and home runs (four) in one inning and the Miners scored 13 runs during the record-setting second inning. The runs were the third most in program history for one inning.

Offensively, UTEP finished with a team batting average of .290 - third best in program history. The team's 402 hits is fifth time the Miners have reached 400+ hits in a season.

Defensively, after compiling 89 errors in 2012 and 81 in last season, the Miners committed 69 errors - the fourth least in program history. Their .952 fielding percentage was the best since the 2011 season (.953).

Under Echo-Hawk's tutelage, senior centerfielder Erika Arcuri was named to the 2014 All-Conference USA first team, while senior pitcher/utility playerColleen Hohman was announced to the NFCA All-South Region third team. Echo-Hawk also mentored Ashley Eldridge during a career season, in which the junior tallied 17 doubles (tied second most in program history and tied first in C-USA rankings).

Echo-Hawk has a wealth of success as a head coach. In just five seasons at Porland State, she led the Vikings to four conference titles and four NCAA Regional appearances and was named league coach of the year five times (Pacific Coast Softball Conference 2009-12, Big Sky 2013). She compiled an overall record of 146-127 including 78-20 in conference play.

Echo-Hawk mentored eight players who garnered Conference Player or Pitcher of the Year accolades. She mentored 37 All-Conference Players and had six players earn placement on the NFCA All-Pacific Region team and 46 merited Conference Player or Pitcher of the Week recognition. Echo-Hawk's student-athletes excelled in the classroom as well, with one appointed to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and 41 selections to the PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

In 2009 she led Portland State to a 29-26 mark, including 15-5 in the PCSC. Her 2010 squad was 30-27 overall and 18-2 in league play. The 2011 squad fashioned a 34-18 mark (16-4 conference). The Vikings were 28-25 in 2012 with a 15-5 league ledger. Portland State capped the 2013 campaign with a 25-31 record as the Vikings rolled through the Big Sky Conference, winning 14-18 conference games.

She recorded her first NCAA Tournament win as a coach on May 18, 2012, as Portland State topped Mississippi State, 2-0, in Eugene, Ore.

The University of Nebraska graduate enjoyed a stellar four-year career from 1993-1996 as a third baseman. She was a four-time All-Big XII Conference selection, a three-time All-Midwest Region performer (94-96) and was a second team All-American as a junior and senior. She set single-season marks for batting average (.439), doubles (22), runs scored (66) and assists (170). Echo-Hawk also graduated as Nebraska's all-time leader in hits (226) and doubles (48).

The Louisville, Colo. native served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Portland State from 2006-08 prior to being elevated to head coach. She previously was a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater from 1996-97 before taking reins of the softball programs at Centaurus High School in Lafayette, Colo. (1999-2002) and Broomfield High School in Broomfield, Colo. (2003-06).