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Coaching Staff


Roger Willhite | Assistant Coach
Roger Willhite enters his 21st season as the assistant softball coach for the Huskies. Willhite has been a key factor in building the Huskies into a team of national prominence, helping lead the Huskies to nine straight Red River Athletic Conference Championships and nine NAIA national tournament appearances. He assisted HBU in winning the Great West Conference Tournament in 2011.
 
Willhite was recognized in 1999 and 2005, along with coach Hall, as the NAIA Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. He was also honored in 2007 as the recipient of the University’s Mayfield Staff Award.
 
A native of Oklahoma, Willhite lettered in baseball and tennis at Del City High School and attended Central State University and the University of Oklahoma where he majored in business. He has served in the United States Army both on active and reserve duty, and he obtained his pilot’s license at the age of 22. Willhite has worked for several major corporations in the Houston area and also was employed for five years as head of the Department for Justice Reporters for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. He was in private business for three years before coming to HBU.
 
Willhite is a former youth softball coach who was active in the development of a local Houston Independent Team (HIT) from 1987 until 1992. He was instrumental in the construction of the Huskies’ softball field and has a vast knowledge of field maintenance.
 
Willhite is married to the former Rita M. Otahal, who serves the HBU athletic media relations office as a freelance photographer. He has one daughter, Rachelle, a graduate of HBU and a four-year letterman for the Husky softball team. Rachelle was a 2006 inductee into the HBU Sports Hall of Honor.
 
Willhite is the proud grandfather of Bryce, Macie and Faith Shaver.
 
Natali Duron | Assistant Coach
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