Heather Tarr Biography

With the guidance of Tarr, Heather Tarr is an American softball coach and a former softball player. She is currently based in Washington and is the head coach of the Huskies at the University of Washington Athletics. Heather is named as the winningest coach in the history of any sport. 

Early Life

Heather Tarr was born on October 5, 1974, in Kirkland, Washington. Her father is Vic Tarr and her mother is Ardee Tarr. She has a brother named Josh Tarr and graduated from Redmond High School. She wanted to be a mentor ever since she was in secondary school.

Heather attended the University of Washington. She played with the Huskies from 1994 to 1997 in her collegiate career. The program’s first team was formed in 1993. In 1996, Heather played on Washington’s first Women’s College World Series Team. She had a very successful collegiate career.

Heather Tarr Career

After graduating from the University of Washington Heather Tarr began playing Softball professionally. She played with the Tampa Bay FireStix in the Women’s Professional Softball League. She played 64 games in two consecutive years 1997 and 1998. Heather dropped her professional career to be a mentor.

She started working as an undergraduate assistant at Washington in 1998. Meanwhile, she earned a degree in Geography. After working at Washington for a year, Tarr joined the Pacific as an assistant coach working under head coach Brian Kolze. She worked there for five years from 1999 to 2004.

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In her last season, she was the associate head coach. Tarr helped improve the team’s performance significantly. Heather and Brian were named NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 2001. They guided the team, Tigers to the Women’s College World Series no. 18 national ranking.

In 2005, Heather returned to Washington as a head coach this time. Under her guidance, the Huskies made a 35-22 overall record. She led the team to the NCAA super regionals in her first year at Washington. Unfortunately, they lost to Michigan, a national champion.

Rise to Fame

Heather helped the team win the Women’s College World Series in 2009. It was the Huskies’ first-ever title in the history of the program. The win made her the first coach to win a title with her alma mater. In 2018, the Huskies ended up as runners-ups in the Women’s College World Series under her guidance.

She has coached athletes like Ali Aguilar, Taran Alvelo, and Danielle Lawrie. Her outstanding performance as a coach and dedication to the team made the school extend her contract. Heather is also the head coach for the United States Women’s softball team.

She joined as an assistant coach in 2019 but in 2021 she became the head coach. Tarr coached the team for Summer Olympics 2020. She has won several awards as a player and as a coach. In 2010, she won the Pac-10 Coach of the Year. She was named the NFCA Pacific Regional Coaching Staff of the Year in 2019.

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Heather Tarr Biography

Real Name Heather Robyn Tarr
Birth Date 5 October 1974
Age (as of 2023) 48 Years
Birth Place Kirkland, Washington, United States
Profession Softball Coach
College University of Washington
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown

Family

Father Vic Tarr
Mother Ardee Tarr
Sister
Brother Josh Tarr

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her husband? None

Personal life

Heather is married to J.T. D’Amico. He is the assistant coach at the University of Washington. The couple got married in August 2010. She has not shared much information about her personal life.

Heather Tarr Contract/Net Worth

Heather has been working as a softball coach for over two decades now. Washington Huskies athletic signed Heather for a four-year contract extension which marks her 19th season with the Huskies. While no exact numbers are revealed about her salary or net worth publicly, as per the records, she is making around $800,000 annually from her salary.

Trivia

  • Heather has previously worked as a ski instructor.
  • She wanted to be a cartographer as a child.

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