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.
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.
Marty McDaniel joined the Georgia Tech softball staff as an assistant coach on August 7, 2020. McDaniel serves as Tech’s pitching coach.
A veteran collegiate pitching coach with a long history of success, McDaniel played a pivotal role in making Tennessee a top-tier team in the SEC over the last 16 seasons, earning NFCA Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors three times. During his tenure, McDaniel also helped lead the program to seven Women’s College World Series appearances and two SEC tournament titles.