Alison Haehnel, enters her fourth season as the head coach of the Tigers. Prior to the 2013 season, she was the head softball coach at NCAA Division III Concordia University Chicago for three years.
So far under Haehnel the Tigers have improved greatly both with their record and individual performance. In 2015, freshman Mackensie Priley was named 2nd Team-All SCIAC creating a building block for the future teams.
In three seasons with Concordia, the Rolling Hills Estates, CA native’s teams tied and broke the school’s single-season win record in back-to-back seasons, made their first Northern Athletics Conference postseason tournament and 10 of her players were recognized on all-conference teams.
While at Concordia, Haehnel also served as the senior woman administrator, the director of compliance in the athletic department and was an adjunct English professor.
She had stops as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s, Washington College and her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Chicago, before her tenure with the Cougars.
Haehnel is a member of the Alliance of Women Coaches and is a 2013 graduate of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.
In her playing career, she was an all-Great Lakes Region selection, the Horizon League Pitcher of the Year, First Team All-Horizon League, a Horizon League All-Tournament Team selection and named to the Midwest Collegiate Conference All-Newcomer Team. She graduated with a BA in english and a minor in spanish from UIC in 2004 and earned her Masters in instructional leadership from the school in 2008.
Haehnel resides in Torrance, CA with her husband David and her son Nolan.