Carol Hutchins Quotes

Carol Sue Hutchins (born 1956 or 1957) is an American softball coach. In 32 years as the head coach of Michigan Wolverines softball, (1985–present), she has more than 1,400 career wins, more than any other coach in University of Michigan history in any sport, male or female. Hutchins has a career record of 1,484 wins, 478 losses, and four ties, for a .756 winning percentage. She led the Wolverines to their first NCAA softball championship in 2005.

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Carol Hutchins


“There's no doubt that we really value the fall practice because of the weather in Michigan. We value getting to go out and play together, and it's hard for us to do that when there's snow on the ground.”

Carol Hutchins


“It was a great moment for Michigan and for Michigan softball. I was so proud of those kids. They were incredible all week.”

Carol Hutchins


“We won and we came here to win. We're trying to win this tournament, and it's the only tournament we care about.”

Carol Hutchins


“Getting here was hard, winning here was really hard. For us to be the champion, I don't think there's a word for it.”

Carol Hutchins


“She looked at that (final at-bat) as a chance to make something happen. That's what mental toughness is all about - concentrating on what's going to help you be successful, not how you just failed.”

Carol Hutchins


“I'm looking forward to meeting Alan Trammell and Kirk Gibson.”

Carol Hutchins


“I thought that she pitched better in the first game than the second. She looked like she was steering her pitches a little bit (in the second game) and getting behind hitters. She's going to help us, but she has to improve.”

Carol Hutchins


“The shortstop is like the point guard in basketball. Merchant was a key to every aspect of last year's team.”

Carol Hutchins


“Samantha's one of the most mentally tough people I've ever met,”

Carol Hutchins


“It's a tremendous blow for women, I can't even start to say how many opportunities have been negated for women athletes because of this.”

Carol Hutchins


“Jennie was outstanding again, ... It's tough to come back into a game and pitch to the top of Northwestern's lineup in the seventh inning.”

Carol Hutchins


“Jennie was outstanding again. It's tough to come back into a game and pitch to the top of Northwestern's lineup in the seventh inning.”

Carol Hutchins


“I couldn't be prouder of them. I just don't want them to relax on this. The seniors kept this team focused all year, and I don't believe the (Big Ten regular-season title) will phase them.”

Carol Hutchins


“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Carol Hutchins