Coaching Staff

 

Tim Homan  |  Assistant Coach

Tim Homan begins his second season as an assistant coach for the Georgia Southern softball team in 2019.

In Homan's first season with the Eagles, Georgia Southern finished 28-25 overall and 12-15 in the Sun Belt Conference. As the hitting coach, Georgia Southern thrived offensively, tying a school record for home runs (48) while improving its batting average by 10 points over 2017 (.272 vs. .262). The Eagles also recorded their first road win over a nationally-ranked team with Homan came 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.

A native of Greenwich, N.J., Homan graduated from Southern New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2013 and received his master’s degree in Sports Management/Athletic Administration through Southern New Hampshire in 2017.

 

Megen Conner  |  Assistant Coach

One of the most decorated players in Georgia Southern softball history, Megen Conner begins her second season as an assistant coach for the Georgia Southern softball program in 2019. Conner serves as the pitching coach for the Eagles and also oversees the program's community outreach efforts.

Under her tutelage in 2018, Georgia Southern pitchers recorded a 3.71 staff ERA, down almost eighty points from 2017 (4.50) and featured a pair of 10-game winners in Kierra Camp and Rylee Waldrep. Another member of the staff, Kaylee Ramos, was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week on May 1, becoming the first Eagle pitcher to earn Sun Belt weekly honors since joining the league in 2015.

Prior to joining the Eagles, Conner spent 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.

A native of Greenwich, N.J., Homan graduated from Southern New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2013 and received his master’s degree in Sports Management/Athletic Administration through Southern New Hampshire in 2017.

 

Kelsea Cichocki  |  Graduate Assistant Coach

Kelsea Cichocki joins the Georgia Southern softball program as a graduate assistant for the 2019 season.

Cichocki comes to Statesboro from Western Michigan University, where she was a two-time All-MAC selection and a MAC All-Freshman Team honoree. She earned second-team NFCA All-Region honors as a senior in 2017, leading the MAC with a .405 batting average and becoming only the second Bronco to record a single season batting average of .400 or better. Her career .355 batting average is the second-highest in WMU history and she is the career leader in RBIs with 116. She graduated from Western Michigan in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in university studies, and served as an assistant coach for the Broncos in 2018.

A native of McHenry, Ill., Cichocki was a two-sport athlete at McHenry HS, competing in both softball and ice hockey. She was an All-Fox Valley Conference honoree as a junior and senior for the Warriors and was also a part of back-to-back region championship squads in 2012 and 2013.

Cichocki is currently pursuing her master’s degree in sports management from Georgia Southern.