USA Softball the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States is proud to announce long-time Women’s National Team (WNT) leader Ken Eriksen as the Head Coach for the Tokyo 2020 U.S Olympic Softball Team. Fans who want to watch the live-action of Olympic Softball can get Olympic Softball Tickets online.

Selected by members of the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) Eriksen will lead the Red White and Blue in their return to the Olympic Games as Team USA looks to regain the Gold Medal from host country Tokyo, Japan.

Ken Eriksen named Head Coach of U.S Softball for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Ken Eriksen named Head Coach of U.S Softball for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

“Ken Eriksen has a proven track record in not only leading our Women’s National Team program to the top of the podium but also maintaining that success and developing world-class athletes said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer Craig Cress. His tributes speak volumes and in the 11 years that softball has been off the Olympic program he has been a constant for our Women’s National Team. He has built upon the legacy established before him and we are confident that he will guide the team to the Gold in 2020.”

Eriksen is establishing himself as one of the winnings coaches in USA Softball WNT history and currently sits second in wins for the program behind fellow Hall of Fame coach Ralph Raymond. Compiling a 52-4 record at the helm of Team USA in major international competitions (Olympic Games World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championship and Pan American Games, Eriksen will look to lead Team USA in its quest to claim the Gold Medal in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“Winning the World Championship and the Olympic bid in 2018 it was an affirmation of how Team USA has approached and prepared for the biggest stages since our first National Team Program was put on the field.”

Ken Eriksen named Head Coach of U.S Softball for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Ken Eriksen named Head Coach of U.S Softball for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

With softball off the Olympic program following the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Eriksen was instrumental in continuing the gold standard set by his predecessors oftentimes with rosters comprised of rookies and veterans of the international stage.

Head Coach Eriksen has guided the U.S. to two WBSC World Championship Gold Medals 2016, 2018 and two Silver Medals 2012, 2014 a Pan American Games Gold Medal 2011 and Silver Medal 2015. Through it, all Eriksen credits the athletes within the program.

Eriksen said. “I am proud to be selected as the next head coach to lead Team USA to its re-entry into the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It goes without saying that if you don’t have people and an organization that believes in you none of this is possible. I’ve been fortunate to have had a tremendous amount of support from the family the National Governing Body the NFCA, USF Assistant Coaches with our Team USA program and lastly many USA alums from both the men’s and women’s programs. Thank you to the USA Softball National Team Selection Committee and Board of Directors. We hope to continue to represent the Red, White, and Blue in the class manner that we have Go Eagles.”

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