Coaching Staff

 

Tim Homan  |  Assistant Coach

Tim Homan begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Georgia Southern softball team in 2017-18.
Homan comes to Statesboro from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as an assistant coach for the 2017 season. Penn went 22-18-1 during the 2017 season, including a 10-8 mark in the Ivy League. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Villanova University prior to joining the Tigers.

Homan worked as an assistant coach at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, serving as the recruiting coordinator while also working with hitting and the outfielders, before joining Villanova.

Prior to his time at the University of the Sciences, Homan spent nine years coaching high school softball in New Jersey and Florida. During the past five seasons, he has coached with his father Alan Homan at Cumberland Regional High School in Bridgeton, N. J. He was also an assistant coach under Tim Willcox for two seasons at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. With his help, the team reached the Class 4A State Semifinals.

Homan graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and received his master’s degree in Sports Management/Athletic Administration through Southern New Hampshire University in 2017.

 

Megen Conner  |  Assistant Coach

One of the most decorated players in Georgia Southern softball history, Megen Conner returns to Statesboro as an assistant coach, as announced in June 2017 by head coach Kim Dean. Conner will serve as the pitching coach for the Eagles and will also oversee the program’s community outreach program.

Conner spent the past two seasons as the pitching coach for Armstrong State University and was a part of two straight NCAA national semifinalist teams in 2016 and 2017. ASU’s team ERAs in 2016 (1.87) and 2017 (2.16) were the lowest for the program since 2004 and she coached two first-team All-Peach Belt Conference pitchers in Tori Bates (2016) and Jane Trzaska (2017). Trzaska was named the 2017 PBC Pitcher of the Year.

She was also a part of the NFCA’s Division II Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year each of her two seasons in Savannah.

Conner joined Armstrong State from East Georgia State College, where she served as head coach of the Bobcats for three seasons. Conner helped lead the Bobcats to the GCAA Tournament all three seasons, with a third-place finish coming in 2015. Her overall record at East Georgia State was 64-51.

As a player, the former Megan Smith was a four-year standout and team captain for the Eagles from 2008-2011, becoming the first Eagle player to earn all-conference accolades all four years of her career. She set the Georgia Southern single-season home run record of 18 as a junior in 2010, a record that still stands, and in the circle she notched a school-record seven saves in her career. In four seasons, Conner hit .286 with 29 home runs and 113 runs batted in, while winning 26 games in the circle. She was a also four-year standout at Effingham County High.

After graduating from Georgia Southern in 2011 with a degree in general studies, Conner joined the staff at East Georgia State College as an assistant coach in 2012 before being elevated to head coach for the 2013 season. She earned her master’s degree in July 2017 from Georgia Southern in coaching education.

Conner and her husband, Clay, have a daughter, Smith.