UNT softball coach Tracey Kee declined to comment this week on the makeup of the Mean Green’s roster heading into the offseason.
UNT finished 19-31 in Kee’s second campaign and lost to Florida Atlantic in the opening round of the Conference USA softball tournament.
Kee said there were players scheduled to return whose status for next season had yet to be determined and that the makeup of the roster would not be set until this summer.
A UNT spokesman previously said that Kee was the only person who would comment on which players would return.
Kee declined to comment on the status of individual players.
The former East Carolina coach took over UNT’s program before the 2014 season and made an immediate impact by leading the Mean Green to a 31-22 record. UNT set a program record for wins in a season in Kee’s debut campaign and knocked off seventh-ranked Baylor early this season for arguably the biggest win in program history. UNT couldn’t build on the momentum that win provided and lost 16 of 18 late in the year.
That slide left UNT in danger of missing the conference tournament heading into the final weekend of C-USA play. The Mean Green needed to win at least two of their final three games of the regular season at home in a series against UTEP to advance to the postseason.
UNT swept the Miners in dominating fashion, winning all three games by at least six runs.
The Mean Green failed to carry that momentum over to the conference tournament, where they were fell to Florida Atlantic 5-0 in their opening game. That loss left Kee with the lowest win total of her career and just her third losing season in 17 years as a head coach.
Questions arose late in the season about the possibility that several players were considering leaving the team that continued since the end of the year.
UNT’s roster last season included several players who were leftover from the tenure of former head coach T.J. Hubbard, who left the program after six seasons.
Kee is 50-53 in two seasons at UNT.