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Alyssa Nakken  

Assistant Coach For San Francisco Giants, First Female MLB Coach In History

Alyssa Nakken is an American professional baseball coach for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). She is the first female coach in MLB history.

She attended California State University, Sacramento, where she played college softball for the Sacramento State Hornets as a first baseman. She was named to the All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference all four years, from 2009 through 2012.

Nakken joined the Giants' baseball operations department as an intern in 2014. She worked for the team on health and wellness programs. In 2015, she earned a master's degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco. The Giants promoted her to the major league coaching staff as an assistant coach in January 2020, making her the first full-time female coach in MLB history. Though she will wear a baseball uniform, she will not be in the dugout during games, as there is a seven coach maximum, and those seven were hired prior to her.

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