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Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

By Alex Rich

April 11, 2016

Tyra Perry was hired as the University of Illinois’ second-ever softball head coach in June 2015. She spent the past 15 seasons as a NCAA Division I softball head coach, totaling 409 career victories at Ball State, Western Kentucky and Birmingham Southern.Perry was named the ...

Illini finish best weekend of the season

Illini finish best weekend of the season

By Drake Pena

March 7, 2016

After battling inconsistency in last week’s Texas Invitational, the Illinois softball team (12-7) settled in at this weekend’s Under Armour Invitational.JTThe team put together its best five-game stretch, ending the invite 4-1.JT Illinois’ four wins are a two-game improvement over last year’s show...

Illini ready to grab weekend by the horns

Illini ready to grab weekend by the horns

By Drake Pena

February 25, 2016

[email protected] looks to knock off another ranked foe, when it takes on No. 21 Texas in this weekend’s Texas Invitational.After representing the conference strongly in last week’s Big Ten/ACC tournament, the Illinois softball team will look to keep its momentum going in this weekend’s Te...

Illinois softball wraps up 3-1 weekend

Illinois softball wraps up 3-1 weekend

By Drake Pena

February 22, 2016

The Illinois softball team is two weeks into the season and already has some signature wins under its belt.AGThe first action of the season brought a victory versus a top 25 team, a feat the team did not achieve once during the previous year.Last weekend brought a trio of wins versus quality ACC opp...

Illinois softball begins season 2-3

By Drake Pena

February 15, 2016

The Illinois softball team started its season with the JuiceBlendz FIU Invitational last weekend.JTHosted by Florida International University, Illinois had their chance to compete for the first time this season. Spanning three days, the invitational had the team square off against teams from the East Coast ...

Illini softball starts season Friday with new coach

Illini softball starts season Friday with new coach

By Drake Pena

February 9, 2016

Illinois softball has a new leader: Head coach Tyra Perry is set to begin her first season with the Illini after Terri Sullivan retired in June.Sullivan was the program's founding head coach. She spent 16 seasons at the program's helm and leaves her duties to Perry, who comes to Illinois from Ball Sta...

Tyra Perry named softball head coach

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 24, 2015

The University announced Wednesday that Tyra Perry was named the second ever Illinois softball head coach.“I am passionate about the wonderful game of softball and will work tirelessly to help lead our program to prominence in the Big Ten and on the national stage," Perry said in a press release.&...