WHM - Alyssa Nakken

WHM - Alyssa Nakken

This week as part of Women's History Month, we introduce you to some amazing women - today Alyssa Nakken, MLB's first female coach.

Excerpted from an article on MLB.com by Maria Guardado

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants rounded out new manager Gabe Kapler's coaching staff by adding two Major League assistant coaches on Thursday, including former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken, who is poised to become the first woman to hold a coaching position on a big league staff.

Alyssa will focus on fostering a clubhouse culture that promotes high performance through, among other attributes, a deep sense of collaboration and team.”

Nakken earned a master's degree in sport management from the University of San Francisco after graduating from Sacramento State, where she was a three-time all-conference first baseman and a four-time Academic All-American. Nakken joined the Giants in 2014 as an intern in the baseball operations department and currently oversees the organization's health and wellness initiatives. She has previously worked on projects relating to the amateur Draft, international operations and player development.