Hunter Veach Joins Ford Team as Director of Player Development – Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Softball Head Coach Trisha Ford announced on Friday the hiring of Hunter Veach as the program’s director of player development.

Veach comes to Aggieland after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at UAB. With the Blazers, Veach has helped in several different areas, including player development and day-to-day operations.

“We are thrilled to add Hunter to our staff,” Ford said. “He’s been on the cutting edge of our sport for some time now and he will bring great energy to our program.”

At UAB with current assistant coach A&M Joe Guthrie, the duo propelled the Blazers to their highest winning percentage (.620) since 2015 and the second-best conference winning percentage in program history (.750). Veach also helped develop UAB’s Sierra Frazier, who earned his second consecutive All-Conference First-Team nomination and an NFCA All-Mideast Region First-Team selection in 2022.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the staff that Coach Ford has put in place,” Veach said. “If the chemistry we’ve shown so far is any indication of what the future holds for this program, now will be the perfect time to be a Fightin’ Texas Aggie!”

Prior to his move to UAB, Veach worked in the National League Pro Fastpitch, serving as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Comets in 2017. Veach gained international experience when he coached the Beijing Shougang Eagles from 2018-2020, managing a roster of 60 players. while monitoring the development of all athletes. He also served as the head coach of the Chinese women’s national team until 2021, which was the biggest softball operation in China.

Veach got his start as a coach at Auburn University in Montgomery, where he was part of the team’s effort to win two NAIA National Championships in three consecutive NAIA World Series appearances. After rising through the Division I ranks as a volunteer assistant coach at Auburn in 2016 and helping the Tigers qualify for the Women’s College World Series, Veach was promoted to assistant coach for the 2017 campaign where he worked with the program launch staff and helped the team in a regional capacity.

Veach graduated in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Sports Coaching and Sports Communication at Auburn in 2017.

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