Alyssa Nakken Bio, Wiki
Alyssa Nakken is an American professional baseball coach for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). She is the first full-time female coach in MLB history. The Giants announced the hiring of Alyssa Nakken as a first league coach on Thursday, January 17th, 2020.
Nakken who is a former Sacramento State softball player will be the first female coach in Giants history and the first female full-time coach in the majors.
Alyssa Nakken Age
She is in her 30s as per her graduation dates.
Alyssa Nakken Education
Nakken was a three-time All-Conference first baseman in the Sacramento State softball program and was her conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012. She earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco in 2015 after joining the Giants as an intern in the baseball operations department in 2014.
According to her LinkedIn, she is also a CSU Sacramento graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology graduating in 2012.
Alyssa Nakken Career
Prior to accepting a role on Kapler’s staff, Nakken’s roles with the Giants included developing, producing and directing a number of the organization’s health and wellness initiatives and events, including coordinating the Giant Race series.
Nakken writes in her Linkedln about, “I am an experienced coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Coaching, Sales, Athletic Training, and Public Speaking. Strong professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused on Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.”
Alyssa Nakken San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants made baseball history Thursday, January 16th by hiring the first woman to an MLB coaching staff. Alyssa Nakken will help round out a 13-person staff as a “major league assistant coach” under first-year manager Gabe Kapler.
Nakken and Mark Hallberg, who also was named as an assistant Thursday, will work to promote high performance along with a close-knit team atmosphere, Kapler said. She is also expected to assist first base and outfield coach Antoan Richardson with leading pregame outfield work, and she may also throw batting practice during the season. She will be the first female coach in Giants history and the first female full-time coach in the majors.
Neither Nakken nor assistant coach Mark Hallberg will be in the dugout during games as MLB teams are limited to having seven coaches on the bench, but both will be part of the uniformed staff and work with players on the field in pregame roles.
In a statement released Thursday, Kapler said the duo “will focus on fostering a clubhouse culture that promotes high performance through, among other attributes, a deep sense of collaboration and team.” “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,” Kapler said.