AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas has hired Oregon softball coach Mike White to lead the Longhorns program.

The 56-year-old White led the Ducks to five Women's College World Series in nine seasons and the program earned the overall No. 1 seed for the tournament this past season. White's Oregon teams won at least 50 games five times.

White replaces Connie Clark, who stepped down after the Longhorns were eliminated in the NCAA postseason. Clark coached the Longhorns for 22 varsity seasons and had been the only coach in program history. Her teams went to the NCAA postseason 14 consecutive years but the Longhorns haven't advanced to the World Series since 2013.

Texas finished fourth in the Big 12 last season.