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Former ECHS standout Smith to join Armstrong softball coaching staff
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Megen Smith

Armstrong State University head softball coach Ted Evans has announced the hiring of Megen Smith as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2016 season

Smith, a former Effingham County High School standout, joins Armstrong State from East Georgia State College, where she served as head coach of the Bobcats for the last three seasons. Smith helped lead the Bobcats to the GCAA Tournament all three seasons, with a third-place finish coming in 2015. Her overall record at East Georgia State was 64-51

As a player, Smith was a four-year standout and team captain at Georgia Southern University from 2008-11, becoming the first Eagle player to earn All-Conference accolades all four years of her career. She set the Georgia Southern single-season home run record of 18 as a junior in 2010, a record that still stands, while in the circle she notched a school-record seven saves in her career. In four seasons, Smith hit .286 with 29 home runs and 113 runs batted in, while winning 26 games in the circle.

At ECHS, she played for former Armstrong State softball player and current Athletic Hall of Famer Tesh Pace.

After graduating from Georgia Southern, Smith joined the staff at East Georgia State College as an assistant coach in 2012 before being elevated to head coach for the 2013 season.

“Megen will be our pitching coach,” Evans said. “She pitched at Georgia Southern and worked with pitchers at East Georgia, while also developed many youngsters as a private instructor. She’ll work with our collective group of eight pitchers and catchers.

“She is a great addition to our program,” Evans added. “She grew up playing the game at a very high level, and her passion and ability to develop pitchers will bring a new focus and continuity to our program.”

Smith begins her position immediately.