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.
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.