Carol Hutchins

Carol Hutchins 2015

Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins

"As a coach, I've evolved. I've gone from being a kid to being seasoned. It just took awhile."1

Carol Hutchins

Coach Hutchins coaching in 1987.

Carol Hutchins became the winningest softball coach in NCAA history on April 2, 2016 with her 1,458th win. She has the most wins out of any coach of any sport in University of Michigan history.2 Since beginning her coaching career at Michigan in 1983, Carol Hutchins has transformed the softball program into one of the most successful in University history with several trips to the Women's College World Series over her tenure as coach, including a national championship in 2005.


1. Brendan F. Quinn, "Being Hutch: The story behind Michigan's iconic coach, and what's next for Carol Hutchins," M Live, June 1, 2016,

2. Avi Sholkoff, "Michigan Softball: Season in Review," Michigan Daily, June 14, 2016,