Becky Marx Keogh Joins Indiana Softball as an Assistant Coach
July 7, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University Softball Head Coach Michelle Gardner announced the hiring of Becky Marx Keogh as an assistant coach on Thursday (July 6). Keogh has been a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan for the past four seasons and was the starting catcher on the Wolverines 2005 National Championship team.
"I am so excited for the opportunity that (Vice President and Director of Athletics) Fred Glass, (Senior Associate Athletic Director for Regulatory Affairs/Softball sport administrator) Chris Reynolds and Michelle Gardner have given me," Keogh said.
"Michelle has a ton of energy and I was blown away by her vision and where she wants to take IU. I was also drawn to how much she cares for her student athletes. The feeling that I got was that Indiana is the place to be and I can't wait to get going."
Keogh (pronounced "KEY-oh") was a Third Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American catcher in 2006 as a senior at the University of Michigan after leading the Wolverines in batting average, home runs, RBI and slugging percentage. She also received Second Team All-Big Ten Conference honors and was named to the all-tournament team at the Big Ten Tournament after hitting .545.
"I could not be more thrilled to be adding Becky Marx Keogh to our staff," Gardner said. "I wanted someone that had not only played in the Women's College World series but won the Women's College World Series."
"Her experience at an outstanding program as a player and an assistant are the two other factors that I was looking for in this position. I wanted someone who had played at the highest level and could work with catchers, run a bullpen, assist in hitting and be able to work with all aspects of the game. To be able to find all of those qualities in one person makes me excited for the future of our program."
As a junior at Michigan in 2005, Keogh was the starting catcher for all seven Women's College World Series contests as the Wolverines went on to claim the national title. With Michigan facing elimination in the second game of the championship series, she hit a two-run home run to tie the game and force a decisive game three, which Michigan went on to win.
Keogh played her first two seasons at Loyola University in Chicago, where she set a single-season school record for RBI on her way to being named First Team All-Horizon League as well as all-tournament team accolades.
Her career batting average over four seasons was .286 to with a slugging percentage of .492 and 33 career home runs.
Keogh hails from St. Joseph, Mich., and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Secondary Education in 2007. She recently earned her master's degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Sports Management from the University of Michigan. She was married to her husband, Ed, in 2009 and they have one daughter, Evelyn.
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