McGowan Coaching at Boise State

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Brianne McGowan, a two-time All-American pitcher at Oregon State, joins head coach Erin Thorpe as an assistant coach for the Boise State softball team’s inaugural season in 2009.

McGowan’s responsibilities on the staff as the second assistant include pitching coach duties and will assist with hitting and fielding, in addition to helping with the day to day operations of the program.

McGowan, who graduated from OSU in 2008 with a degree in health and human science, competed for the Beavers from 2003-07.

Her best season was in 2005 when she earned first-team All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year with a 36-10 record and a 1.80 earned-run average.

That year she broke six different Oregon State single-season pitching records: wins (36), strikeouts (346), complete-game shutouts (12), complete games (34), appearances (54), and innings pitched (299.2). In 2006 McGowan posted a 29-9 record and a 1.36 ERA for OSU and received third-team All-America recognition from the NFCA.

She was also a member of the United States team that won a gold medal at the 2007 World University Games and a member of the 2004 USA Junior Olympic Team.

Before she joined Boise State, McGowan was an undergraduate assistant with the Oregon State softball program during the 2008 season, working primarily with the pitchers.

She's a Wooster High School graduate. McGowan led the Colts to four straight state championships.