Just months away from the start of the season, UTEP softball is without a coach.

UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter announced today that head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk will not return for her 2020 season.

Echo-Hawk was set to begin her seventh season as head coach for the Miners in February. The team finished 17-33 last season, four fewer wins than in 2018. There was optimism for the future, as Kasey Flores and Pate Cathey were both C-USA All-Freshman players last year.

Echo-Hawk finished her tenure (2014-19) with a 104-207 record, 57-87 in C-USA play and never compiled a winning season during her time. UTEP made the C-USA Tournament only twice in six years.

“We thank Tobin for her service to UTEP and the Miner softball program,” Senter said in a release. “Due to this being a personnel matter, there will be no further comment.”

Plans for future leadership of the UTEP softball program are to be announced, per UTEP.

Senter has now led staff changes in volleyball, tennis, rifle, soccer and hired both football and men's basketball coaches.

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