|Alma Mater:||UCLA, 1993|
Kelly Inouye-Perez is beginning her 10th season as the Bruins' head coach in 2016 and has an overall record of 398-128 (.757) through nine campaigns.
Last season, the Bruins went 51-12 to post their first back-to-back, 50-win seasons since 2002-2003. UCLA finished second in the Pac-12 Conference (19-5) and advanced to the Women's College World Series for the first time in five seasons. UCLA, which led all NCAA Tournament teams in home runs during the postseason with 17, was tops in the country in 2015 in batting average (.367), second in on base percentage (.467), tied for second in doubles (107), fourth in runs scored (7.92) and slugging (.608) and 11th in homers (89). The Bruins set single-season school records in average, slugging, on base percentage, runs scored, runs batted in and walks.
Four Bruins were named NFCA All-Americans, with Allexis Bennett and Ally Carda earning First Team honors and Stephany LaRosa and Delaney Spaulding being named Second Team. UCLA's four awards were tied for the third-most nationally and the pair of First Team nods were tied for the most. A school-record seven Bruins were named NFCA West All-Region, while seven were honored on the All-Pac-12 teams, including Carda, the back-to-back Player of the Year.
Inouye-Perez and her staff were named the NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year, the second straight season the Bruins earned the honor and third during Inouye-Perez's head coaching tenure (2010). In the classroom, the 2015 Graduation Success Rate was at 100 percent.
In 2014, the Bruins recorded the nation's best winning percentage (.867) with a 52-8 record, the most wins for a UCLA team since 2003. Inouye-Perez picked up her 300th career coaching victory at Hawai'i on Feb. 8. The Bruins finished second in the Pac-12 (19-5) and tied for ninth nationally, reaching the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. UCLA ranked fourth nationally in slugging, ninth in average and homers per game, 13th in runs per game and 18th in earned run average. Carda and LaRosa each earned First Team All-American accolades, with Carda also being named a Top Three finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year Award and Pac-12 Player of the Year. Six Bruins were named All-Region and seven were honored on the All-Pac-12 Teams.
The Bruins posted a 40-20 record in 2013, tying for fifth in the Pac-12 with a 10-14 mark and reaching the Regional Championship game of the Louisville Regional. B.B. Bates was named Second Team NFCA All-American, four were honored on the All-Region squad and six earned All-Pac-12 accolades.
|2007||37-18 (.673)||12-9 (T-3rd)||1-2 (T-17th - Regionals)|
|2008||51-9 (.850)||17-4 (2nd)||6-2 (T-5th - WCWS)|
|2009||45-11 (.804)||16-5 (1st)||4-2 (T-9th - Super Regionals)|
|2010||50-11 (.820)||14-7 (2nd)||10-0 (1st - National Champions)|
|2011||36-19 (.655)||9-12 (T-6th)||3-2 (T-17th - Regionals)|
|2012||36-20 (.643)||12-12 (T-4th)||0-2 (T-17th - Regionals)|
|2013||40-20 (.667)||10-14 (T-5th)||3-2 (T-17th - Regionals)|
|2014||52-8 (.867)||19-5 (2nd)||4-2 (T-9th - Super Regionals)|
|2015||51-12 (.810)||19-5 (2nd)||6-2 (T-5th - WCWS)|
|Totals||398-128 (.757)||128-73 (.637)||37-16 (.698)|