Head coach Jamie Pinkerton announced the completion of his first Iowa State softball staff with the addition of volunteer assistant softball coach Alicia Herron. Most recently, Herron worked with the University of New Mexico softball program as an assistant coach during the 2017 season. She was charged with coaching the Lobos' hitting and infielders.
Herron has excelled in her work training and developing softball players at all levels, as she joined UNM after working with Make the Team in Ohio, developing kids in fundamentals and mechanics in the game of softball.
Herron was a stand-out in her collegiate playing days at Ohio State. She primarily played shortstop in her time as a Buckeye but is also known for her power hitting. She was a First Team All-Big Ten selection and First Team All-Midwest honoree, and was also named to the 2011 USA Softball Player of the Year watch list. In her freshman season, she broke the Ohio State home run record with 14.
Not only will she help on the field but off the field as well. Herron excelled in the classroom, graduating with Magna Cume Laude honors from Ohio State. She was a First Team Academic All-America, Academic All-District, OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Herron also has experience playing on various professional teams, including overseas in Australia and Italy, along with the Akron Racers.