Former Texas A&M All-American Megan Gibson is in her second year as UTSA's pitching coach.
Under Gibson’s guidance last season, junior Haylee Staton earned third-team All-Southland Conference honors after setting career bests with 15 wins, a 2.54 ERA and 151 strikeouts, which was nearly five times as many punchouts as her sophomore campaign (34). The Austin native went the distance 15 times and recorded four shutouts, while combining on another. Staton had double-digit strikeout performances against North Dakota (12), Nicholls (11), UT Arlington (11) and Iowa State (10). On April 7, she shut out Central Arkansas, which boasted the league’s top offense, and limited the Bears to just two hits to go along with nine strikeouts. Meanwhile, the UTSA bullpen tied for the league lead with five saves, led by Morgan Luksa's three.
The Spring native came to UTSA after spending four seasons in the National Professional Fastpitch League (NPF).
After leading Texas A&M to a runner-up finish at the 2008 Women’s College World Series (WCWS), she was selected by the Philadelphia Force with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2008 NPF Senior Draft. In addition to her time in the league, Gibson spent a season in the Japanese Softball Association.
Along with her career in the NPF, Gibson served under Texas A&M head coach Jo Evans as a graduate assistant in Fall 2008 and again as a volunteer pitching coach during the 2011 season. She also spent time as a softball instructor at High Performance Baseball in Tomball and as a volunteer assistant coach at Spring High School in 2010.
Gibson left the Aggies as one of the most decorated players in program history.
Her stellar play in both the pitcher’s circle and batter’s box earned her National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America honors as a freshman, junior and senior and she finished as a runner-up the for association’s Player of the Year award in 2008.
Gibson became the first player in Big 12 Conference history to be named both Player and Pitcher of the Year as a senior and she went on to lead the Aggies to the conference tournament title as the event’s Most Valuable Player. She also led Texas A&M to a league crown in 2005 and a WCWS appearance in 2007.
In all, Gibson owns six career school records, including doubles (48), home runs (56), RBIs (183), total bases (447), slugging percentage (.717) and walks (172). She also ranks in the program’s top 10 in seven other categories.
Gibson graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in sports management with a minor in business.