Head Coach - Big Bend Community College
NWAC Representative (2021-23)
Collegiate and prep softball coaching veteran Michael Garoutte joined Big Bend in 2018 as the program's head coach. Prior to Big Bend, Garoutte steered Wenatchee Valley Community College to a NWAC Tournament title in 2017. With over 20 years of coaching experience, Garoutte has made head-coaching stops at Kalamazoo College (NCAA DIII) and Yuma High School, while serving two different stints at Central Washington University (associate head and assistant coach) and assistant coach at Eastern Oregon University. He was a member of the U.S. Navy All-Navy Fastpitch Softball Team from 1988 to 1991.