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Alyssa Nakken Becomes MLB's First Full-Time Female Coach

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Published on January 17, 2020 - Duration: 01:02s

Alyssa Nakken Becomes MLB's First Full-Time Female Coach

Alyssa Nakken Becomes MLB's First Full-Time Female Coach She has been named an assistant to new San Francisco Giants Manager Gabe Kapler.

Nakken is expected to travel with the team throughout the season.

She will also be in uniform during games and help with activities, such as batting practice.

Gabe Kapler, via statement Nakken originally joined the Giants organization as an intern, working on a number of health and wellness initiatives.

Before that, she was a three-time all-conference softball player at Sacramento State.

Nakken was also a four-time Academic All-American and holds a master's degree in sports management.

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