Knights Softball Staff
Michael Garoutte (2016)
Coach Garoutte is in his first year as head coach of the Knights softball program. Last year, he was an assistant at NAIA Eastern Oregon University and helped them to their first winning season since 2005, first ever Cascade Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship and first NAIA National Playoff appearance since 2006. Prior to EOU, he spent five years as an assistant coach at Central Washington University, an NCAA Division II school, where he assisted them in making three NCAA Division II national playoff appearances. Coach Garoutte was the head softball coach at NCAA Division III Kalamazoo College in Michigan from 2007-2008. From 2001-2005, he was an assistant and the associate head coach at Central Washington University. He has coached at several high school programs in Washington and Arizona over the years, each year making a state playoff appearance.
Coach Garoutte regularly works national softball camps and clinics in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and California, most notably USA Preps.
He has his M.S. in exercise science and B.S. in biology education, both from Central Washington University.
Coach Garoutte is a U.S. Navy veteran (submarines) and highly appreciates the sacrifices the men and women of the U.S. Armed services make each day.
Brad Van Wey
Charmae Lawson, Undergrad. Assistant Coach
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