Jake White hired as new softball coach at Grays Harbor College

Former Mark Morris coach takes over Chokers program that went 4-16 in 2020-21

Grays Harbor College announced the hiring of Jake White as the new head softball coach on Wednesday.

White has coached at the high school level across southwest Washington over the past 10 years and most recently coached at Mark Morris High School after stints at Toledo and Kalama.

“We are very excited to bring a man with Coach White’s experience to Grays Harbor College,” GHC athletic director Will Rider said. “His qualities as a person and as a coach will serve our student-athletes and the department quite well. He has already hit the field running, is actively involved in the re-building of our softball program and I am impressed with his focus, his commitment and desire to get started immediately.”

White, who is a native of Castle Rock, takes over for Andrew Ysias, who coached the Chokers to a 4-16 record in the 2020-21 season after taking the job in October of 2020.

White takes over a program that had just 10 players on the roster for the majority of the past season.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity for not only myself, but also my wife, Megan, my three daughters (Peyton, Brynn and Raelynn) and my son (Sawyer) to become part of the Grays Harbor family and help our softball program become more and more successful, both on and off the field,” White said.