Patty Gasso

Class of
2022
Patty Gasso

Patty Gasso

I am honored to be selected as an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Being that I am not a native of Oklahoma, I appreciate how the state has embraced me and my family. 29 years later I can say that the people of Oklahoma made me want to stay, raising my kids in this great state made me want to stay, and I am so blessed by the life I have created here.
Patty Gasso, 2022

Biography

Recently completing her 28th season at the University of Oklahoma, head coach and National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee Patty Gasso has molded the OU softball program into a national powerhouse and permanently placed herself among the elite college softball coaches in the country.

Under her leadership, the Sooners have won six national championships and are one of only three programs in NCAA history to win more than two national titles. She’s led the Sooners to the Women’s College World Series 15 times during her tenure and, in the process, advanced to the postseason in each of her 28 seasons.

With 32 seasons as a head coach to her name, Gasso has a career collegiate coaching record of 1,556-403-3 and holds an overall record of 1,395-344-2 at the University of Oklahoma—both winning percentages at nearly 80%. She has more Big 12 wins, 376, than any coach in the league’s history and has more than twice as many overall wins as any other coach in OU history. The Sooners have claimed fourteen Big 12 regular season titles, including an unprecedented ten straight since 2012, and seven championship titles under her direction. Gasso’s Sooners have finished second or higher 22 different times in the 26 years since the Big 12’s inception. And, the high standards she sets for her athletes is evident in the classroom, with more than 160 earning academic all-conference honors and ten becoming Academic All-Americans.

Gasso makes her home in Norman with her husband Jim and enjoys time with her sons and their families.

Fun fact

Coach Gasso is a lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan, and was in attendance when the Dodgers won the 2020 World Series!

Oklahoma connections

As of 2022, Gasso was in her 29th season as Head Coach at the University of Oklahoma.

Hometown

Norman

Profession

Head Softball Coach for OU

Presenter

Jim Gasso

Born

1962

Died

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