FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — The new Fresno State head softball coach was introduced at a news conference on Tuesday.
The hiring announcement of coach Stacy May-Johnson comes on the heels of the news that former head coach Linda Garza would be leaving the program.
Garza, who had been the Bulldogs’ coach since the 2017 season, was officially on a ‘leave of absence’ for the last couple of months. On June 15, it was announced that she would be “stepping down.” She has since been hired at the University of Nevada.
Former Fresno State outfielder Kaitlyn Jennings opened up recently on Twitter about an incident she says she had with Garza.
“Coach Garza then grabbed me again by the front of my jersey, and shoved me into the dugout wall, holding me there while she continued to yell at me for saying something to the umpire,” Jennings tweeted. “She only let go of me after I said, ‘You can’t do this right now, there’s people around.’”
May-Johnson spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Utah Valley University.