Elkins replaces Jessica Shults, who left to coach softball in the private sector.
Elkins will serve as the team’s hitting coach and work with the catchers.
“Lexie has a great offensive mind and has a tremendous amount of knowledge on the biomechanics of hitting,” Vesely said. “As a great hitter herself, she made a major impact at Mississippi State this past season and is a proven winner. We are excited to have her join our staff and the UH family.”
Elkins joins the Cougar family after serving as a volunteer assistant coach with Mississippi State for the 2019 season, when she helped lead the Bulldogs to a 35-23 record and an appearance in the NCAA Seattle Regional final. While with MSU, Elkins assisted with video analysis, produced scouting reports and analyzed offensive and defensive pitching kinematics.
In 2019, Elkins and the rest of the Bulldogs staff produced two NFCA All-Americans, three NFCA All-South Region honorees and three All-SEC First-Team members.
“I am honored to join the Houston Softball family,” Elkins said. “I want to thank Coach Vesely and the Houston administration for this opportunity. I’m excited for the future of this program and I cannot wait to get started.”