Kyle Magnusson returns to The University of Utah for his second season on the coaching staff.
As Interim Co-Head Coach, Magnusson sees to many of the head coaching responsibilities in addition to the program's day-to-day operations.
Prior to Utah, Magnusson spent five seasons as head coach of Hunter High School in Utah. The Minot, North Dakota, native has also served as an assistant for Salt Lake Community College for two seasons.
As Hunter's mentor, Magnusson helped turn the softball program around including three straight second-place region finishes. He led the Wolverines to a fifth-place finish in the 2003 5A State Tournament, its best in the program's history.
Magnusson assisted at SLCC during the fall of 2003, but was there for the entire 2002 season. The Bruins advanced to the 2003 JUCO World Series, a first in school history.
He came to Utah to join the prestigious Larry Miller Toyota fastpitch team in 1994. The team would finish second in the ISC in 1995. During his time with the LMT team, Magnusson was named to the ISC All-World team three times, while being voted an ASA Major All-American five times.
As a member of the past six U.S. National teams, he helped his teams place second in the 2003 Pan Am Games, and win the Pan Am Qualifier in 2002, which it hadn't done since 1988. Magnusson has also helped his fastpitch teams win two ASA National Championships, claiming the crown in each the 2003 and 2005 seasons.
Magnusson graduated from Olivet Nazarene in 1993 with a degree in business administration. He currently resides in Salt Lake City and spends his summers playing for a softball team out of Green Bay, Wisc.