Kacee Cox is entering her first season as an assistant coach with the UCSB softball program in 2018.
Most recently, she served as a volunteer assistant coach at Stanford during the 2017 season and spent two seasons before that with Chico State. During her time with the Wildcats, she helped them to a successful 2015 season that saw the first NCAA Tournament appearance in three years.
Before her time with Chico State, Cox served as an assistant at Queens (N.Y.) College for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, coaching a pair of All-Americans and helping the Knights reach the NCAA Championship Tournament East Regional in 2014.
"I'm excited to have Kacee on staff with her experience as a coach and collegiate athlete," said head coach Brie Galicinao. "She has made an immediate impact with our catchers, as well as coaching up our three freshman outfielders. Kacee’s most recent coaching experience at Stanford, her success as an assistant coach at Chico State, and continued curiosity for all parts of the game have strengthened our bullpen and offense."
As a player, Cox was a standout four-year starter at St. John's (N.Y.) where she held a .339 career batting average for the Red Storm and is the program's all-time leader in RBIs (154). She earned a bachelor's degree in sport management in 2012 and earned a master's degree in sport management in 2013.
Cox played one season of professional softball in 2013 as a member of the National Pro Fastpitch's NY/NJ Comets.
"I’m excited to be apart of what Brie has put together over the years," said Cox. "Our staff works great together and I really enjoy how coachable the team is. I look forward to contributing to the success UCSB continues to have."