THE FLATS – Bringing with her a background in professional playing and coaching experience, Alison Owen joins the Georgia Tech softball coaching staff as the pitching coach as announced by head coach Aileen Morales on Monday.
“I would like to welcome Alison to our GT softball family as our pitching coach,” said Morales. “Her passion for the game is evident and I am confident she will develop our pitching staff. She has a wealth of high-level experience, competing both professionally and in the toughest conference in the country, the SEC. Alison’s roots are in this state and it is exciting to bring her closer to home.”
Prior to her arrival on The Flats, Owen served as an assistant coach for the Akron Racers, a team in the National Pro Fastpitch. During her coaching stint with the Racers, she prepared scouting reports for the pitching staff prior to series and assisted with the development of the lineup. Owen also pitched for the team for three seasons from 2014-16.
Before joining the Racers coaching staff, Owen was an assistant coach at East Mississippi Community College. She worked with a pitching staff that led the team to back-to-back postseason berths. She also worked to place the players in four-year programs.
Owen earned her Master’s degree in kinesiology from Mississippi State, where she played for two seasons. Despite only playing in Starkville for two seasons, Owen finished her career as the program’s all-time leader in almost every pitching record including strikeouts (473), strikeouts looking (102), lowest opponent batting average (.193), fewest walks allowed per seven innings (1.05) and most strikeouts per seven innings (8.83). She helped carry Mississippi State to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be in my home state with the Georgia Tech softball program,” said Owen. “I truly believe this year and the years to come will be special under Coach Morales’ leadership. Being a Georgia Tech alumnus, she has high expectations for the program and will push to attain those expectations.
“I am thrilled to apply my knowledge to the Atlantic Coast Conference and to learn with this coaching staff. Go Jackets!”
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