LOGAN — Utah State announced the hiring of its 10th softball coach in program history, Todd Judge, on Monday. He will replace Steven Johnson who retired after 10 seasons with the team and becoming the second-winningest coach in program history during his tenure.
Judge’s most recent role came at BYU where he spent two seasons, first as a volunteer coach in 2022 and then an assistant coach in 2023. Last year Judge worked as the third base coach and also held the roles of recruiting coordinator and strength and conditioning advisor. During his time at BYU, the Cougars posted an overall record of 77-27.
Prior to his time at BYU, Judge spent 25 years coaching baseball and softball travelling teams and another four years in various roles with junior college teams (primarily as a strength and conditioning coach). Aside from coaching, Judge has nearly three decades of work as a personal trainer under his belt. He’s owned fitness facilities and trained athletes who went on to play at various levels and sports including Minor League Baseball, PGA and the NFL.
In a release from the university, Judge said “There is a great foundation that has been laid down from coach Steve Johnson” and that his goal “will be to build upon that foundation to achieve greatness in all aspects of everything we do.”
Judge will take over a team that went 18-26 last year but also featured the Mountain West Freshman of the Year, Jaden Colunga, along with two other players who received Freshman of the Week honors throughout the season.
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