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Staff

OREGON STATE SOFTBALL CAMPS


COACHING STAFF

marciegreenMarcie Green: Associate Head Coach/Pitching Coach


Marcie Green just completed her third season as the Oregon State softball pitching coach.

 

In 2013, she worked closely with senior right-hander Marina Demore, who was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention pick after compiling a 21-13 record to become the first Oregon State pitcher since 2007 to win 20 games.  Demore posted a career-best 3.00 ERA and also shattered her previous highs by tallying 19 complete games and six shutouts.

 

This past season, Green also mentored fellow senior Tina Andreana, whose two-hitter at No. 10 California on April 21 provided Oregon State with its first road shutout of a top-10 team since 2007.

 

After working with veteran pitchers in her first year, Green took over a relatively inexperienced staff in 2014.  Under her tutelage, senior Amanda Najdek had the best season of her collegiate career, highlighted by pair of victories over No. 5/7 Arizona State, leading to Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors.  Green and the Beavers posted a number of big wins in the campaign, including Oregon State's first series win over Stanford since 2007, in a three-game set that saw junior transfer Melanie Dembinski allow just 11 hits in 11 innings of work.

 

Green took over another inexperienced staff in 2015, with a group of pitchers featuring two transfers and a pair of freshmen.  Green coached Beverly Miller to All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention in her debut season at the Division I level, as the junior led the Pac-12 in innings pitched and threw the Beavers' first no-hitter since 2011. Miller finished the year sixth in the conference in strikeouts.  Under Green's watch, the Beavers earned marquee wins over No. 16 Arizona State, No. 20 Washington and California, as well as a series sweep of Stanford.


She spent nine years as an assistant at Fresno State, a program that has appeared in the national rankings for 29 consecutive seasons and has never had a losing season. She helped her alma mater to NCAA Tournament appearances in each of her nine seasons there, including four WAC conference championships and two conference tournament titles.


Green wrapped up her Bulldog career listed among the school's career top ten in virtually every pitching category. The two-time All-Big West honoree guided Fresno State to three Big West Conference titles en route to four NCAA Regional appearances and three Women's College World Series showings. Named All-WCWS as a freshman when the Bulldogs finished as the national runner-up in 1990, she also helped Fresno State to third place finishes at the 1991 and '92 WCWS.


Prior to returning to coach at Fresno State, she served three years as an assistant coach at the College of Sequoias. Green assisted on two conference title teams and was part of the staff selected as the 2003 National Fastpitch Coaches Association/California Junior College Coaching Staff of the Year.


heathersmithHeather Smith: Director of Operations


Heather Smith begins her 15th season as the Director of Softball Operations at Oregon State, having also served as an assistant coach during her time in Corvallis.

Smith's operations position focuses on travel planning, equipment, scheduling, the Cathedral City Softball Classic and special project coordination.

Smith rejoined the Beaver staff in September of 2004 for her second stint as an assistant coach and her fourth season overall in the dugout. Smith helped lead Oregon State to its first ever Pac-10 championship in 2005 and reel off a school record 28-game winning streak in 2006. She and the rest of the Beaver coaching staff were honored as the 2005 Speedline/NFCA Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

Prior to her return to Oregon State, Smith spent two years outside of the college coaching ranks working as a personal trainer and coaching softball at Desert Hot Springs High School in Palm Springs, Calif.

Smith, who was the first recruit to sign a letter of intent to play for Kirk Walker at Oregon State, played for the Beavers from 1995-99 and helped lead Oregon State to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1999. She enjoyed her most successful season as a senior, when she batted .252 with 32 hits and 12 RBI and was third on the team with six doubles. She was recognized as an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic Team selection in 1999.

The 1999 Beavers had a school record 47 wins and finished one game shy of heading to the College World Series.

Smith earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition and food management from OSU in 1998 and originally planned to give up her final year of eligibility after graduation. But, after returning to Corvallis to participate in an alumni game in October 1998, she decided to return to Oregon State to continue her studies and play her final year of softball eligibility.

She served as assistant girls' basketball coach at Canby High School, her alma mater, for part of the 1998-99 season until deciding to return to Oregon State.

Smith worked as a coach at Oregon State's winter and summer softball camps and clinics from 1994-98, and she also worked at the Oregon State women's basketball camp in 1996.

The former Heather Chinn, a Portland native, married Mikiah Smith in August, 1999. The couple has a daughter, Kiya, who was born in October of 2003, and a son, Elijah, who was born in January of 2006.


mikiahMikiah Smith: Camp Coordinator/Assistant Coach


Mikiah Smith enters his eighth consecutive season, and ninth overall, as an assistant coach for the Beavers. Smith previously served on the OSU staff from 2005-08.  Smith works primarily with Oregon State's catchers and facilitates team conditioning.  Smith is also the coordinator for all OSU Softball camps and fundraising activities.

A 1996 graduate of Canby High School, Smith baseball at Mt. Hood Community College and Western Illinois University.

Smith earned his undergraduate degree in exercise & sport science from Oregon State in 2001 and completed his masters of art in teaching in 2002.

Prior to his return to Corvallis, Smith spent two years as a physical education teacher and baseball coach at Desert Hot Springs High School in Palm Springs, CA.

Smith married current Beaver softball operations director and former OSU softball player Heather Smith in August of 1999. The couple has a daughter, Kiya, who was born in Oct. 2003 and a son, Elijah, who was born in Jan. 2006.


 

Emily Friedman: Camp Coordinator/Assistant Coach

 

Emily Friedman begins her first season at Oregon State as an assistant coach for the 2017 season.  Friedman joins Beaver Nation after spending the last two years at Columbia University as an assistant coach, working with infield, outfield and hitting.

 

Friedman began her coaching career at the University of Vermont as an assistant coach from 2007-08, before moving to Fordham University from 2008-11.  During her time at Fordham, the program had three of the most successful season in program history.  The Rams broke every offensive record, appeared in the program's first NCAA Regional, the first Atlantic-10 Championship, the inaugural first team All-American, back-to-back Atlantic 10 Player of the Year selections, multiple All-Conference and All-Region selections and Mid-Atlantic Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.

 

Friedman played at Wisconsin from 2002-04, where she earned Freshman of the Year in 2003 and All-Big Ten Honors in 2004.  Friedman transferred to California after her sophomore year and helped the No. 1 ranked Golden Bears advance to the Women's College World Series in 2005 after earning the Pac-10 Title.

 

She also excelled in the classroom, earning first team academic honors from the Big Ten in 2004 and Pac-10 in 2006.  She was given the Golden Bear Award at Cal for the highest cumulative GPA on the team in 2006, and garnered both Third Team Academic All-American and First Team Academic All-Region the same year.

 

After her collegiate career, Friedman spent five seasons playing professional softball, competing for the Philadelphia Force from 2006-09 and the Chicago Bandits in 2010.  Friedman was selected to the National Pro Fastpitch All-Star Team in 2008 and 2010 as both an infielder and outfielder.

 

In addition to competing on the softball field, Friedman also competed in CrossFit and was ranked as one of the top female athletes worldwide from 2012-14.  In 2013 she placed 25th overall in the Reebok CrossFit Games, among some of the most talented athletes in the world.