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MEAGGAN PETTIPIECE  |  ASSISTANT COACH

Meaggan Pettipiece was hired as an assistant coach on the Kent State softball staff in July 2016 and works closely with outfielders, base running and slap hitters.

Pettipiece aided Kent State to its first NCAA Regional appearance and MAC Tournament Championship since 2008. The Golden Flashes became the second team in MAC Tournament history to win three games in one day to win the championship. The Flashes also defeated Pac-12 member Oregon State, 2-1, in the NCAA Tournament. She had two outfielders named to All-MAC teams with Bailey Brownfield named All-MAC First Team and Emily Dobbin All-MAC Second Team.

Pettipiece joins the Golden Flashes after a 10-year tenure as the head coach at Northwood University, where she compiled a 217-225 record. She guided the Timberwolves to the GLIAC Tournament eight times and mentored 34 all-conference performers and five all-region performers. Prior to that, Pettipiece spent six seasons as an assistant coach at California University (Pa.) and helped the Vulcans to a 175-65 (.729) record while capturing three straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West Division titles and appearing in the NCAA Tournament four times.

A two-time All-American, Pettipiece was a vital part in California winning the national championship in 1998. She continued her playing career after graduation with the Canadian National Team and played in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, while serving as an alternate at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In all, Pettipiece played with the national team for seven years (1998-2004).