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ChangeMarkers : Alyssa Nakken

Updated: Nov 1, 2020

✂️ChangerMakers : Alyssa Nakken the first full-time female coach in MLB US history.

Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball US history on Thursday when she was named an assistant under the new manager of the San Francisco Giants, Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first female coach in the majors.

Congratulations @alyssanakken , another great step!

💮Who is that #remarkable woman ? Nakken is from Woodland, California, and graduated from Woodland High School in 2008. In high school, Nakken played softball, basketball, and volleyball. She attended California State University, Sacramento, where she played college softball for the Sacramento State Hornets as a first baseman.She had a .304 batting average and was named to the All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference all four years, from 2009 through 2012.Nakken graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology

Nakken joined the Giants' baseball operations department as an intern in 2014. She worked for the team on health and wellness programs. In 2015, she earned a master's degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco.The Giants promoted her to the major league coaching staff as an assistant coach in January 2020, making her the first full-time female coach in MLB history.Though she will wear a baseball uniform, she will not be in the dugout during games, as there is a seven coach maximum, and those seven were hired prior to her. . . . . .

Pic by @alyssanakken Source by Wikipedia and CNN.

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