Oklahoma Softball Head Coach Salary And Net Worth 2023

By Aditya Bhattarai / 6 June 2023 04:56 AM

Gasso is a softball coach know to earn the highest among all of college teams in NCAA.
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Oklahoma Softball Head Coach Salary is 1625000 dollars in 2023. Patty Gasso earns a base amount of $300,000 from the University.

Sooners' Patty is one of the highest-earning softball coaches at the college level. She often receives additional bonuses of $150,000 for her performance at the National Championship and other tournaments.

Patty has been the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners softball team since 1995. She has led them to become national champions six times in her 29 years of career with the team.

Her leadership at the Sooners had resulted in the highest winning percentage of .808 in NCAA records along with a compiled career record of 1452-345-2. She ranks top of the list among all the Division I college softball coaches with more than 1000 career wins as of 2023.

Moreover, the Sooners have advanced to the Women's College World Series 16 times including the recent appearance in 2023. While she led the team to become an NCAA champion only six times, the records made by the team during the 16 years they played in WCWS as still better than many college softball teams. 

Coach Patty was also inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2012 for making a record of 50-10 at WCWS that year.

Patty Gasso 2023 Salary

How Much Does The Oklahoma Softball Coach Make? Patty Gasso makes $1.625 million as the head coach of Oklahoma Sooners.

The Oklahoma Softball coach gets $300,000 from the college as a fixed income.

Gasso was offered a luxurious renewal contract after her team won the sixth National championship in 2022. With the new extension deal, Patty is the highest-earning softball coach in NCAA history.

Gasso is respected as the leader by all the softball athletes as the best ever coach for the team.
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Additionally, she is tied for the second position with Mike Bianco of Ole Miss Baseball, as the second highest-paid mentor across the platform for college baseball and softball. The overall first position is held by Vanderbilt's HC Tim Corbin with an annual income of $2 million along with other benefits.

Sports Illustrated elaborates that Patty Gasso Contract of $1.625 Million from 2023 will include an additional $825,000 from private funds on top of the base $300,000. It increases every year by a minimum of $50,000 following the first raise of $130,000.

Similarly, the university will also provide a stay bonus of $200,000 every year on Feb 1 on top of a retirement fund of $300,000. In addition, her total income can increase further based on the team's performance at various events and national tournaments. Each National Championship win amounts to a bonus of $150,000 on her income.

Being the head coach for 29 years, she has signed multiple deals with the team, with each of them being better than the previous ones.

Patty Gasso Net Worth

Patty Gasso Net Worth 2023 is $1.625 million as the head coach of the Oklahoma Softball Team. Gasso is the highest-earning softball coach since 2017.

After consecutively winning the 2016 and 2017 WCWS championship titles, the team gave her the first big increase to a $1 million annual payout. Later, she brought the same glory by winning the 2021 and 2022 Women's College World Series back to back making the team sign her for a longer tenure.

Patty was awarded with coach of the year award multiple times as she led the Oklahoma to win Big-12 confrerence.
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Gasso has recently accepted an extension offer from the Oklahoma team, that offers her a massive $1.625 million payout per year. She is tied for the second position even with the baseball coaches of the NCAA.

Oklahoma University Athletic Director Joe Castiglione regards her as the queen of coaching among all other coaches in colleges of this era.

Other Oklahoma Softball Coaches Salary

Oklahoma Softball assistant coach JT Gasso salary in 2023 is $125000 in 2023. OU has yet to reveal a raise for other coaches this season.

During the 2017 increase of head coach (HC) Patty to $1 million annual salary, Oklahoman mentioned that the assistant softball coach J.T. Gasso and softball pitching coach Melyssa Lombardi got a raise by a considerable amount.

Although Melyssa moved on to Oregon as the head of the softball team, J.T. is still accompanying his mother as an Assistant softball tutor at Oklahoma.

The following table shows the current Oklahoma Softball coaches salary as of 2022, based on the reports by Tulsa World.

OU Softball Position And NameSalary (Updated As Of)
Head Coach Patty Gasso$1.625 Million (2023)
Assistant Coach J.T. Gasso$225,000 (2022)
Associate Head Coach Jennifer Rocha$250,000 (2022)

With the increasing performances of the OU softball team, the assistant mentor Jamison-Thomas (J.T. Gasso) received a raise of $43,000 in 2022 making his annual income to be $225,000.

Similarly, the associate HC Jennifer Rocha who joined the softball team in 2018, received a raise of $12,000 last year making her annual income $250,000 after the team became the NCAA champions in 2022.

Since the team has already reached 2023 WCWS finals, they would be the champions for three consecutive seasons. Based on the results, the other staffs might get a big raise similar to Gasso.

Oklahoma Softball Coaching Staff

Oklahoma Softball coaching staff includes Patty Gasso, Jennifer Rocha, J.T. Rasso, and Hannah Sparks. Jennifer is the associate head and second leader for OSU.

The following list mentions the names of softball coaches and staff along with their position, currently working at Oklahoma University;

  • Head Coach - Patty Gasso
  • Associate Head Coach - Jennifer Rocha
  • Assistant Coach - Jamison-Thomas Gasso (J.T. Gasso)
  • Volunteer Assistant - Hannah Sparks 

HC Patty Gasso

Patty has led the team as the head of the softball coaching team since 1995. OU has won six world series under her leadership.

Associate HC Jennifer Rocha

Jennifer was appointed by Oklahoma University in the position of Associate HC in the summer of 2018. She was a former student-athlete and graduate assistant at OU.

Assistant Coach J.T. Gasso

Ass. softball coach Justin Thomas Gasso is the elder son of HC Patty Gasso. He has been working at OU since 2016 and had led the team as the offensive expertise.

Coach JT pictured with the student after a quick training session at OU Softball Complex..
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Before that, he had spent two years from 2012 to 2013 as a graduate assistant at OSU. He was responsible for scouting report compiling, assisting in game day and practice set up for hitting instructions, and game planning for the team. 

Likewise, he also assisted at the 2013 National Championship along with the runner-up seasons from 2012.

Volunteer Assistant Hannah Sparks

Hannah is a former National champion for Sooners as a catcher from the 2017 WCWS. She graduated from OU in 2018 and entered the staff as an alma mater in 2023.

She has appeared in more than seventy games with the Crimson and Cream after moving to Norman from Northwest Florida State. Sparks was an All-American at NFCAA Division I at Florida State.

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