From University of Chicago Athletics
University of Chicago Head Softball Coach Ruth Kmak announced on Monday that Alyssa Davis has been hired as a full-time assistant coach on the Maroon softball staff.
"We are excited to welcome Alyssa to our program and coaching staff," Kmak said. "She brings valuable playing and coaching experience, having competed at the Division III level, and already serving in the role of head coach at her alma mater. She is hungry to grow in a competitive softball region and enthusiastically contribute to our program and department as a whole. We look forward to having her on campus as a valuable addition to our coaching staff."
Davis spent the past three years as head softball coach at her alma mater Southern Vermont College, which competes in the New England Collegiate Conference. In her debut season of 2014, she led the Mountaineers to the most wins in program history and a spot in the conference tournament for the first time. SVC equaled that win total again in 2015 as two players picked up all-conference accolades. In 2016, sophomore catcher Nicole Matthews ranked sixth in the NCAA Division III in batting average (.522) and on-base percentage (.582).
"I want to thank Coach Kmak and the Department of Athletics & Recreation for giving me this opportunity to work among them," said Davis. "I cannot wait to be part of the University of Chicago community, helping to aid and mentor in all aspects of each student-athlete's life."
As a collegiate student-athlete, Davis played four years of softball for Southern Vermont. She closed out her career as one of the best players in school history, ranking as the all-time leader in on-base percentage, hits, runs, stolen bases, home runs and RBI.
Additionally, Davis was a four-year player on the women's basketball squad. She ranks third in program history with 148 career assists and second with 138 career three-pointers. Davis was named the Scott McKenzie Sportswoman of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, and was picked to the All-NECC Softball First Team in both of those years.
Davis graduated from Southern Vermont in 2012 with her bachelor's degree in business administration/sports management. In April 2016, she was inducted into the Southern Vermont College/Saint Joseph College Athletics Hall of Fame.