MEET THE STAFF
Amy Hogue -Utah Softball Head Coach
After leading the University of Utah softball team to new heights as a player, Amy Hogue has lead the Utes for the past nine years as the program’s fifth Head Coach. Coach Hogue played for the Utes from 1991-94 and earned second team All-American honors as a senior. She led both the 1991 and 1994 squads to the College World Series. Amy was WAC Player of the Year, first team all-region; second team All-American, and the team MVP in 1994. Hogue built and mentored Salt Lake Community College’s softball team from 1999-2004, with a 197-82 (.706) record. At SLCC, Coach Hogue coached 36 all-region players and nine All-Americans. She was named SWAC Coach of the Year in 2003. Amy got her start in coaching as Utah’s graduate assistant at Utah from 1994-95. She was an Assistant Coach at Alta High from 1994-96 and joined the Utes’ coaching staff as an assistant from 1996-99.
DJ Gasso -Assistant Coach
DJ Gasso joined the Utah Softball coaching staff in June 2020 after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma. In his two seasons on the staff the Sooners were national runners-up in 2019 and ranked No. 4 in the nation when the 2020 season was halted. A Norman, Okla., native, Gasso earned his bachelor’s degree in communication in 2017 from Bradley University, where he spent two seasons (2016, ’17) as a standout baseball player following one year at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. The infielder excelled in the classroom, earning 2016 MVC Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete recognition, and was a two-time MVC Honor Roll and four-time Athletics Director's Honor Roll selection. Gasso finished his collegiate baseball playing career at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2018, hitting .303 as a senior with a .395 on-base percentage and a .364 slugging average. After beginning his postgraduate work at UCO, Gasso completed his master's degree in intercollegiate athletics administration at OU. A graduate of Norman North High School, Gasso is the son of Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso and the brother of Oklahoma assistant coach JT Gasso.