Founder, Brickwall Softball | 2018-present
Pitching Instructor, Nyree White Pitching Academy | 2010-2018 in Eugene, Oregon
Coach, The Packaged Deal | 2015-2019
Lab & Project Manager for the Suicide Prevention Research Lab | Stanford School of Medicine 2015-2018
Assistant Teacher | Bing Nursery School, Childhood Development Research Lab 2014-2016
Brickwall Softball's mission is to empower young women with educational, financial and athletic opportunity through their passion for pitching, turning player development into personal development.
Arguably the greatest pitcher to ever play the game of fastpitch, Mike White is the authority on pitching. Arguably the best pitching coach in the game, he is also my dad. His story has impacted me deeply & is the inspiration behind Brickwall Softball.
As a 14-year-old growing up in New Zealand, Mike White was asked by his team to learn how to pitch. To learn, he started studying the men’s fastpitch greats in Wellington before going and pitching against the brick wall at his school. Pitching against that brick wall, White mastered his craft, coached himself, and forged an unshakable mindset.
Entirely self-taught, he went on to become the greatest men’s pitcher of all time. Some highlights from his decorated career:
As a coach, White has dominated in college softball, leading the Oregon Ducks to 5 PAC-12 championships in 6 years and is currently the Head Coach at the University of Texas.
The depth of his contribution to the sport of softball & his impact on thousands of young women cannot be overstated.He embodies a pure passion for excellence, a prolific work ethic, unwavering loyalty to his family & core values in all things.
To me, Coach White will always be just dad; the man who (very patiently) spent thousands of hours teaching me to pitch, catching me on the bucket & getting me to tournaments. With his softball journey, my dad has unlocked generational blessings in my family, imparted a lifetime of knowledge & created the environment I needed to flourish.
I hope to continue his legacy of empowering women through pitching at Brickwall Softball, always drawing upon his story to remember to build brick by brick.
As I have evolved & expanded on his teachings, the core of my coaching will always be built on the principles, values, & perspective he instilled in me in the bullpen.
For us, pitching is the secret family recipe handed down through generations. It is a privilege to pay forward the blessing of effective coaching & supportive mentorship I was given.
The koru is a Maori symbol representing new life and continual growth while always returning to the origin. This symbol of perpetual movement, harmony, and potential has always stuck with me, mirroring my intention in life & in softball to always strive for transformation while I stay grounded in where I came from.
The Brickwall Softball logo was inspired by the koru to honor the many ways the culture & spirit of New Zealand have shaped my softball journey and my family's story.
Located in Round Rock, Texas, our 2000 square foot facility is a pitchers paradise. No hitting, no fielding - just pitching.
Our facility is outfitted with a full weight room, Rapsodo, lounge space, restroom, A/C and 4 pitching lanes