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Megan Willis

Megan
Willis
Assisstant Coach

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Alma Mater: Texas, 2007

Experience: First Year

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Coaching Experience:

2016-present USSSA Florida Pride, Assistant Coach
 2008-2011 University of Texas, Volunteer Assistant Coach

Accolades:

 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 4-time NPF Champion

USSSA Pride (2016-present): Assistant Coach

2016: Joined the Pride coaching staff as Assistant Coach before the 2016 NPF season following eight years playing in the NPF.

Texas University: Student Assistant Coach

Megan Willis joined head coach Connie Clark’s staff as a volunteer assistant in the fall of 2009. Willis returned to the Longhorns after a stellar four-year career on the Forty Acres that included a pair of Women’s College World Series appearances. As volunteer assistant, Willis worked with the Longhorn’s team defense and specifically as a mentor to the Horns’ catchers. Willis spent a portion of the 2008 fall season as a volunteer assistant before leaving in November due to other opportunities in Sarasota, Fla. She finished her assistance in 2011

Playing Experience

Professional: Willis played eight years in the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF). She played for the Chicago Bandits in 2007 and teamed with former Longhorn Cat Osterman to win the league title with the Rockford Thunder in 2009. She joined the USSSA Pride in 2010 and led the Pride to their first NPF Cowles Cup Champion.

2015 Season: Finished the season with  hits, 1 hR and and 8 RBI.

2014 Season: Ended the season with 16 hits, 5 RBI and batted .242. She also finished with a .301 OBP.

2013 Season: Continued her steady play behind the plate without committing a single error in 18 games caught. She hit .256 with 7 RBI. Came up big gunning out two base runners during the Pride’s run through the championship series.

2012 Season: Batted .271 with 5 HR and 12 RBI while accumulating 12 walks.  Had only 4 errors on the season as the starting catcher and finished the NPF Championship series 1-11 where the 1 hit was a 2-run HR.

2011 Season: In 2nd season with the Pride, missed a large portion of the season due to a hand injury.  Had 181 putouts, tallied 5 assists, 10 RBI, posted a 1.000 fielding percentage and a .255 batting average.  Achieved a .304 OBP, and a .392 slugging percentage.

2010 Season: Helped the Pride win a NPF Championship.  Named to the All-NPF Team. Started 40 out of 57 games, had 172 putouts, 7 assists, 18 RBI, batted for a .248 average, achieved a .308 OBP, and racked up a .390 slugging percentage.

2009 Season: Joined the Rockford Thunder, reuniting with former college teammate Cat Osterman. Helped the Thunder earn their first NPF Championship with 9 RBI, a .230 slugging percentage, averaged .195 batting, and a .271 OBP.

2007 Season: Drafted by the Chicago Bandits in the 2nd Round of the 2007 NPF College Draft. Finished her Rookie season with a .169 batting average, 5 runs scored, 6 RBI’s and 5 walks.

COLLEGE: Graduated from the University of Texas in 2007, Named a 2nd Team All-Big 12 selection twice (2005, 2006), 2005 All-Big 12 Tournament Team, two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2007 and 2006), Set University and Big 12 single season records for putouts with 762 (2006) and total chances with 795 (2006).

PERSONAL: Born Megan Jo Willis on February 8, 1985. Graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with a degree in Corporate Communications.  Megan volunteers as an Assistant Coach at the University of Texas.

College: During her UT playing career, Willis was a four-year starter behind the plate and twice earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year accolades (2006-07). She led the Horns to a Big 12 Conference title in 2006 and a Big 12 Tournament championship in 2005. The strong-armed catcher posted school records for fielding percentage (.994) and putouts (2028) and gunned down 59 would-be base stealers in her career.

Personal

Born Megan Jo Willis on February 8, 1985 to Michael Willis and Delain Anderson. Graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with a degree in Corporate Communications. Has two brothers, Jason and Josh Willis. In between her two seasons in the NPF, Willis worked for Lululemon Athletica in Austin. At Lululemon she helped build a presence in the local community, communicated the culture of the company and marketed the brand.