BOISE, Idaho –
Boise State has hired Maggie Livreri as the third softball head coach in program history, Director of Athletics Curt Apsey
Livreri (luh-VARE-ee) spent the previous seven seasons at Utah, her final two as associate head coach. She helped lead the Utes to the NCAA Tournament in three-consecutive seasons (2015-17), including back-to-back Super Regional appearances in 2016 and 2017.
"Maggie is someone who can continue to build on the recent successes of our softball program," Apsey said. "She comes highly recommended by some of the most respected coaches in the game, has a proven track record with player development and a high level of character, which makes her a great fit at Boise State. I am excited to be able to call her a Bronco, and confident that she can take this program to the next level."
Livreri joined the Utes as an assistant coach in 2012 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2017. Touted as one of the game's rising stars in coaching, Livreri is heralded for her work with hitters. The Utes finished the 2017 season ranked in the top 25 in batting average (16th; .318), scoring (17th; 5.9 runs per game) and on-base percentage (22nd; .393).
She is also highly regarded for her work with catchers, as Utah combined for three-consecutive Pac-12 All-Defensive Team nods at the position from 2015-17.
"I can't picture a better scenario for my first head coaching opportunity," Livreri said. "Boise State is a national brand that young women want to be part of – a place that can consistently compete for conference championships and has the resources to consistently be in the NCAA Tournament conversation. I feel incredibly honored to be the new head coach for the Boise State softball program, and want to thank Curt Apsey
for believing in my abilities to lead. There has been a great foundation laid here by the previous two head coaches and I look forward to building upon it. I cannot wait to get to work!"
Prior to joining the Utes, Livreri spent five seasons at her alma mater, UNLV. Following two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach (2007-08), she spent 2009-11 as a full-time assistant, helping lead the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament in 2009.
Originally from Las Vegas, she began her collegiate career at Colorado State University-Pueblo before transferring to UNLV for her final two seasons (2005-06). She earned a bachelor's degree in university studies in 2006, and a master's in higher education leadership in 2008, each from UNLV.
Utah Head Coach Amy Hogue
"I am very excited for Maggie and her opportunity to lead Boise State University softball. She is a great coach and an even more incredible person. She was right by my side as we transitioned into the Pac-12 in 2010, and she played a huge role in our elevation to a top-25 program at Utah. I know she will work hard to help Boise State continue to grow. You got a good one, and we will miss her!"
Florida State Head Coach Lonni Alameda
"Since my days coaching at UNLV I knew head coaching was in her future. She was one of our most determined, skilled and passionate student-athletes on the roster. Her growth over the years, and love for both the sport and people, makes her a tremendous fit for Boise State softball."
Arizona State Head Coach Trisha Ford
"Maggie is a standout person that is truly going to continue the traditions at Boise State. She's someone in our game that is a leader and a top-notch recruiter."
Washington Head Coach Heather Tarr
"Maggie Livreri has a bright future as a head coach. I'm really excited to see what she will do with the great foundation that has become Boise State softball."