Geoff Hirai served three seasons as an assistant coach with the Washington softball program.
A Redmond native, Hirai returned to the Northwest in 2005 after stints as a college coach, major league scout and more recently, owner and instructor at the All-Star Dugout in Mission Viejo, Calif.
Hirai and Tarr were classmates at Redmond High School and played together on the local all-star baseball team as 10 and 12 year olds.
Hirai came to the UW after working as owner, instructor and coach at the All-Star Dugout. Hirai coached an 18-under travel team for four seasons prior to joining the Huskies, providing individual instruction to athletes pursuing careers in the collegiate and professional baseball ranks.
Prior to becoming the owner of the All-Star Dugout, Hirai was an associate scout with the Cincinnati Reds baseball organization from 2001-03. In this capacity, Hirai was responsible for evaluating players that may be draft worthy.
Before working for the Reds, Hirai spent one year as a teacher at Waiakea High School in Hilo, Hawai'i. Hirai taught U.S. History, Humanities and Consumer Education.
Hirai joined Waiakea High School after a successful baseball career at Hawaii-Hilo where he was a four-year letterwinner. Hirai graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was an assistant coach for three seasons at Hawai'i-Hilo while working to obtain his teaching certificate in Secondary Education.