Troy softball hires new pitching coach

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Michael Kastner

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The Troy Trojans have added another asset to their softball program with the hiring of Alex Hupp as the new pitching coach.

Hupp is only 27 years old but already has an extensive resume of softball experience.

Hupp is most recently coming from a position at East Tennessee State, where she spent a year as the top assistant for the Buccaneers.

Before her time at ETSU, Hupp was called on as the interim head coach for South Dakota State after only one year as an assistant coach.

Prior to her time at South Dakota State, Hupp was an assistant coach at Emporia State. During her tenure, she led the Hornets to an 84-27 record over the course of two seasons, leading to back-to-back NCAA Division II regional appearances.

In addition to her coaching experience, Coach Hupp boasts an impressive playing career. She was the winner of the 2005-06 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for the state of Kansas after leading Olathe East High School to back-to-back state titles. Hupp continued her career at Nebraska, where she had a career ERA of 3.09 and was twice named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

“I am extremely excited to have Coach Hupp joining our staff here at Troy,” head coach Beth Mullins said. “I think she is a great fit for both our coaching staff and for our players.

“She brings a lot of positive energy, a passion for coaching and recruiting, along with a great softball mind to our program.”

Trojan softball is actively improving in every aspect of the program, and under Hupp’s leadership, look for the pitching to be no exception.

Hupp expressed her optimism and excitement for this season following the announcement of her hiring.

“I am looking forward to joining an athletic department with such a strong tradition as Troy and becoming apart of a high-energy driven team,” she said. “I am blessed to be joining such a talented staff at Troy and can’t wait to experience the great things this team has to offer.”

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