San Francisco Giants Hire Alyssa Nakken As First Female MLB Coach - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • San Francisco Giants Hire Alyssa Nakken As First Female MLB Coach
San Francisco Giants Hire Alyssa Nakken As First Female MLB Coach Full view

San Francisco Giants Hire Alyssa Nakken As First Female MLB Coach

San Francisco Giants Hire Alyssa Nakken As First Female MLB Coach

The San Francisco Giants have hired Alyssa Nakken as the first female coach in Major League Baseball history. The former softball standout from Sacramento State then received her master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in sports management.

She joined the Giants as an intern in the baseball operations department in 2014.

30 SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2018 – TRIBUTE SLIDESHOW 

She, along with Mark Hallberg, have been hired as assistant coaches. Hallberg joined the Giants in 2018 as a fundamentals coach having managed Minor League teams prior.

“Alyssa and Mark are highly respected members of the organization and I’m delighted that they will now focus their talents on helping to build a winning culture in the clubhouse”, new manager Gabe Kapler said. “In every organization, environment affects performance, and baseball clubhouses are no different.”

Nakken oversaw the Giants’ health and wellness initiatives in her previous position with the team.

“We just supported her and encouraged her and let her make her own decisions, but we knew she was something special”, Nakken’s mother, Gaye Nakken, said.

The Giants also considered Rachel Balkovec before she was hired as a Minor League hitting coach for the New York Yankees.

Former Giant Aubrey Huff criticized his old team responding on Twitter saying he, “couldn’t imagine taking baseball instruction from an ex female softball player.”

He continued by saying, “I got in trouble for wearing a thong in my own clubhouse when female reporters were present. Can’t imagine how it will play out with a full time female coach running around. This has #metoo & #BelieveAllWomen written all over it.”

The 29-year old Nakken will be expected to help with pregame outfield work while also being a batting practice pitcher. Since MLB rules limit seven coaches in uniform per game, Nakken will not be a dressed staffer for the game.

She will travel on the road and dress prior to games.

 

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Austin Letorney

Latest News

UEFA Super Cup 2020: Javi Martinez Scores Bayern’s Winner Against Sevilla

UEFA Super Cup 2020: Javi Martinez Scores Bayern’s Winner Against Sevilla

Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez came on during extra time to score his side’s winner against Spanish club Sevilla. The UEFA…

Trump Tries To Take Credit For Pac-12 Return Though Teams Say He Did Little

Trump Tries To Take Credit For Pac-12 Return Though Teams Say He Did Little

This week, the Pac-12 held an unanimous vote by university officials to allow Pac-12 football teams to begin seven-game, conference-only…

Fitzmagic Makes An Appearance As Dolphins Dominate Jaguars Led By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fitzmagic Makes An Appearance As Dolphins Dominate Jaguars Led By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the greatest example of a feast or famine quarterback that we have seen in the NFL in a…

WATCH: Jaguars’ Tackle Cam Robinson Gets Questionable Ejection During TNF Game

WATCH: Jaguars’ Tackle Cam Robinson Gets Questionable Ejection During TNF Game

During Thursday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars guard and former second-round pick Cam Robinson was ejected for…

Lakers Go Up 3-1 On Nuggets After Anthony Davis & LeBron James Dominate

Lakers Go Up 3-1 On Nuggets After Anthony Davis & LeBron James Dominate

These are familiar waters for the Denver Nuggets. After being the only team in NBA history to come back from…

UFC Founder Dana White Backs Colby Covington After Calling BLM ‘Terrorists’

UFC Founder Dana White Backs Colby Covington After Calling BLM ‘Terrorists’

The UFC’s most infamous heel and Trump supporter Colby Covington stirred up controversy last week for his post-fight comments after his…

Luis Suarez Completes Atletico Madrid Transfer

Luis Suarez Completes Atletico Madrid Transfer

Uruguay international Luis Suarez completed a long-awaited free transfer to La Liga side and FC Barcelona rivals Atletico Madrid. Atletico…

LeBron James & Lakers ‘Devastated’ By Decision Not To Charge Officers In Breonna Taylor Killing

LeBron James & Lakers ‘Devastated’ By Decision Not To Charge Officers In Breonna Taylor Killing

A main theme of the NBA’s restart has been the call for social justice and accountability for police brutality against…

WATCH: Rays Clinch AL East For First Time In Ten Years

WATCH: Rays Clinch AL East For First Time In Ten Years

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Mets 8-5, to improve to 37-20 and, more importantly, clinch…

Chicago Bulls Hire Billy Donovan As Head Coach

Chicago Bulls Hire Billy Donovan As Head Coach

Earlier this year, the Chicago Bulls dismissed head coach Jim Boylen signaling a shift in the organizations mentality after Boylen’s disappointing stint…

Chicago Bears Legend Gale Sayers Dies At 77

Chicago Bears Legend Gale Sayers Dies At 77

On Wednesday, the NFL Hall of Fame confirmed that Chicago Bears legendary running back Gayle Sayers has died at 77.…

UEFA Men’s Player Of The Year Shortlist: Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo Miss Out On Top 3

UEFA Men’s Player Of The Year Shortlist: Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo Miss Out On Top 3

The UEFA announced a top three shortlist for its 2019/2020 Men’s Player of the Year award which did not include…