Camp Coaching Staff


Aileen Morales, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Georgia Tech softball history and a former highly successful assistant coach at her alma mater, returned to The Flats as the program’s sixth head coach on June 7, 2017.

In her nine seasons as a student-athlete (2005-08) and assistant coach (2009-13) at Georgia Tech, she helped lead the Yellow Jackets to four Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championships (2005, 2009-11), four ACC Tournament titles (2005, 2009-10, 2012), eight NCAA regionals (2005-12) and an NCAA Super Regional (2009). The Jackets averaged 43 wins per season during her nine years with the program.

Since leaving her alma mater following the 2013 campaign, she has added four seasons as a successful head coach to her resume, first at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga. (2014-15) and most recently at Radford University in Radford, Va. (2016-17).

After inheriting a program that won just 12 games in 2015, Morales engineered the biggest turnaround in NCAA Division I softball when she led Radford to a 35-26 record in her first season at the helm in ’16. The Highlanders also climbed 96 spots in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) in her first season at the school, advanced to the Big South Tournament semifinals with their first postseason wins in four years and boasted two all-conference honorees.

REESE MARICONDA / Assistant Coach

Charissa "Reese" Mariconda joined the Georgia Tech softball staff as an assistant coach on June 22, 2017. She served as an assistant coach at Fordham for five season prior to her arrival on The Flats.

Mariconda has served as the assistant coach at Fordham since 2012, compiling a 195-101 record over five seasons. In her duration on the Fordham staff, Mariconda helped lead the team to five consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament Championships. She was a member of the coaching staff that was named the 2017 NFCA Mid-Atlantic Coaching Staff of the Year.

At Fordham, Mariconda worked with the hitters, leading to an increase in the team batting average by 50 points, ranking No. 24 in the nation in batting average and No. 10 in the nation in scoring. During her time with Fordham, the Rams led the Atlantic 10 in almost every offensive category.

Prior to her stint at Fordham, Mariconda served as the volunteer assistant at Radford University from 2010-12. At Radford, she helped bring the Highlanders two regular season Big South Conference Championships in back-to-back seasons.

ALISON OWEN / Assistant Coach

Alison Owen joins the Georgia Tech softball coaching staff as the pitching coach in July 2017. 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.