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Tennessee Tech adds Marisa Runyon as assistant coach

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Marisa Runyon has been hired as an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech.

Runyon spent the 2020 season on staff at Division II Lynn University, though her single season with the program was abbreviated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Alabama alum, Runyon’s playing career was highlighted by her game-winning grand slam in the 2015 Super Regional that sent the Crimson Tide back to the Women’s College World Series. She finished her playing career in Tuscaloosa with a .277 batting average, 36 home runs, and 168 RBIs. As a sophomore, she set what was then a program single-season record with 80 RBIs.

In a statement released by the school, Tennessee Tech head coach Michelle DePolo said, “I’m thrilled to have Marisa join our team at this pivotal point in time. She is exactly the type of person I was looking for in this process. She has rich experience both on and off the dirt. She is passionate, humble, and will immediately contribute to the overall growth of the program.”

Tennessee Tech finished the 2020 season with a 10-9 overall record, and had not yet begun conference play when the season abruptly ended. The Golden Eagle offense finished the year with a .277 batting average and 143 hits.

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