Softball Advisors

Working together to deliver industry leading softball technology and data-driven training tools

The Rapsodo Softball Advisors include college softball coaches and industry experts who allow us to continually improve our softball products. They provide early feedback on new releases letting us know what works and what needs improvement. With the help of our advisors, we are growing and transforming the game of softball.

Kelly Inouye-Perez


Kelly Inouye-Perez is the head softball coach at UCLA. In 2019, Inouye-Perez guided the Bruins to their 13th National Championship and 12th NCAA title. She and her staff were named the 2019 NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year and NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.

"Rapsodo provides real-time metrics so we no longer have to rely on just what we see with the naked eye."

Patrick Murphy


Patrick Murphy is the head coach for the University of Alabama softball team. Murphy has taken Alabama to the top of the college softball world. Beginning with his days as an assistant in the very first years of the Alabama softball program, Murphy has emerged as the face of a team that has grown under his leadership to become one of the most consistently successful programs in the nation.

Melyssa Lombardi


Melyssa Lombardi is the head softball coach at the University of Oregon. She brought an elite championship resume to Eugene after 21 years at Oklahoma under head coach Patty Gasso. In addition to being named the nation’s top assistant in 2017, Lombardi was a part of four NFCA National Coaching Staffs of the Year, and 11 Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year.

Josh Johnson


Josh Johnson joined the Virginia Tech softball staff as an assistant coach in June 2023. He will work primarily with the pitchers, after spending four season at Mississippi State.Prior to his time at Mississippi State, Johnson spent four seasons as a member of Ball State’s softball staff, where the Cardinals posted a 123-99 overall record during his time there. Ball State won the 2018 MAC West Division Title and the pitching staff maintained a staff ERA below 3.00 each season.

Tim Walton


Tim Walton has established Florida softball as a national powerhouse. During the 2019 season, the Gators became back-to-back SEC Tournament Champions for the second time in program history. The five-time SEC Coach of the Year has led the Orange and Blue to 361 school records and numerous other SEC records.

Cindy Bristow


Cindy Bristow has been involved in every facet of softball throughout her 30-plus year career. She followed her successful playing career with an extensive coaching career. She is President of the National Softball Coaches Association, National Director of Junior Olympic Softball for the Amateur Softball Association, Director of National Teams and Coaching Development for USA Softball, and Director of Development for the International Softball Federation.

JT Gasso


JT Gasso has spent the past five seasons as Oklahoma’s assistant coach. During Gasso’s tenure, the Sooners have won four Big 12 regular season titles and two Big 12 Tournament crowns while making four Women’s College World Series appearances. Under Gasso’s offensive coaching, the Sooners hit 34 home runs in the shortened 2020 season, tied for seventh-most in the nation.

"Rapsodo has become a vital part of our recruiting strategy. With our inability to travel to see players this year, we have relied heavily on Rapsodo data and video to gauge our recruit’s level of performance."