Michael Palmer enters his third season as the Director for Softball Operations after joining the program Aug. 1, 2014.

As director of operations, Palmer will assist with day-to-day operations, travel coordination and alumni and recruiting databases. Palmer also serves as the program's liaison to the Cougars' support staff.

Palmer comes to Houston after finishing graduate school at LSU. While attending classes, he also served as the LSU Softball graduate assistant manager. In that role, Palmer helped with gameday and practice operations, distribution of equipment, coordinated team travel and worked with video.

A Dayton, Ohio native, Palmer graduated from LSU in May 2014 with a master's degree in sports management and earned a bachelor's of science in sport and leisure studies at Ohio State University in Aug. 2012.