Former SEC standout and Auburn graduate assistant Kasey Fagan has been named an assistant coach for the Liberty softball program, as announced today by fifth-year head coach Dot Richardson.
"We are so blessed in many ways," Richardson said. "Our most resent blessing is the hiring of Kasey Fagan as an assistant coach. Kasey is a very talented and gifted individual. She comes to us directly from her graduate assistant position at Auburn where she received her master's degree in adult education. As a student-athlete, Kasey was named "National High School Gatorade Player of the Year and brought her God-given athletic talent to the SEC where she competed for both Florida and Arkansas. Coach Fagan will be an integral part of our coaching staff. Kasey is Christ-centered and looks forward to serving Him by impacting those student-athletes that the Lord brings to us in positive ways. The present and the future look very bright for LU Softball."
Fagan will serve as the defensive position coach while also assisting with the offense. She will handle many administrative roles in addition to her work in recruiting.
While at Auburn over the last two seasons, Fagan worked with the Tigers as they advanced to back-to-back NCAA Super Regionals. In 2016, Auburn competed in the Women's College World Series final, falling to Oklahoma. The Tigers posted a 107-24 record during Fagan's two seasons on staff.
After playing two seasons (2011, 2012) at Florida, Fagan completed her playing career at Arkansas, where she was a 2014 NFCA All-South Region second team selection. That season saw her bat .306 with nine homers and 46 RBI. She finished her time at Arkansas with a .313 career batting average, which was ranked fourth in program history at the time of graduation. She posted 10-game hitting streaks as both a junior and senior. Her 46 RBI in 2014 are the third most in a single season in Arkansas program history.
Fagan's high school honors were highlighted in 2010, when she was named the Gatorade Florida State Player of the Year. Her younger sister, Sami, won the award the following year.
A native of Dunnellon, Fla., Fagan comes from an athletic family. Her father, Kevin Fagan, played for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL from 1986-93, winning two Super Bowl titles. Her younger sisters, Sami (Florida, 2012; Missouri, 2014-16) and Haley (Auburn, 2014-17) both played softball in the SEC and are currently teammates on the Akron Racers in the NPF.
Fagan graduated from Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in business management in May 2015, before earning a master's degree in adult education from Auburn in May 2017.