Averett University

Averett University Athletics
420 West Main Street DANVILLE, VA 24540
Division 3 Virginia Northeast
Private Very Small Developing team


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Steve Alcorn

Steve Alcorn was named Averett University’s softball head coach in August 2019. Alcorn takes the reins of a successful program that has two conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances since 2015 and six All-America selection since 2014.

Alcorn took over Averett’s program after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at NAIA University of Mobile, where he primarily worked as the pitching coach. In 2019, Alcorn helped guide nationally ranked Mobile to its second consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference regular season title before winning the conference tournament and region championship to qualify for the World Series. In 2018, Mobile also won the region and advanced to the World Series while garnering a national ranking. At Mobile, Alcorn helped coach two SSAC Pitcher of the Year selections, four NAIA All-America selections, 17 all-conference honorees and six all-region selections. Off the field, Mobile produced 27 all-academic team selections during those two seasons. In addition, Mobile’s coaching staff was named the 2018 and 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Region II Coaching Staff of the Year.

Before the Rams’ entire coaching staff was recruited to the University of Mobile, Alcorn was an assistant coach in 2017 with the same staff at Division II Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. While he was there, Spring Hill had three all-conference selections. Alcorn also served as an assistant coach during the 2016 season at Division III College of Wooster in Ohio.

Alcorn’s experience expands beyond coaching college softball. He coached high school softball for 10 seasons in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, and was a long-time travel softball coach, including five years coaching Gold Level softball. He also was the head coach for The Performance Lab team in the American Softball Association Women’s Professional League in Mobile during the summer of 2019, earning the league's Coach of the Year award. In addition to coaching, Alcorn was a police officer for 25 years in Pennsylvania.

A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Alcorn earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing from Towson University. He also played baseball for the Tigers.

Alcorn and his wife Kim have three daughters — Lauren, Casey and Shelby.

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Shelby Alcorn

Shelby Alcorn joined the Averett University softball program as an assistant coach in August 2019.

Alcorn has four years of collegiate softball experience, playing her first two years at Hood College and her junior and senior year at the University of Mobile. As a freshman at Hood, she earned MAC Commonwealth Honorable Mention honors after batting a team-high .390 on the season. As a senior at Mobile, Alcorn hit .333 and earned Southern States Athletic Conference's All-Academic team in the 2019 season. She recorded a career batting average of .310.

Over the 2019 summer, Alcorn coached in The American Softball Association Pro softball league, working with the Performance Lab team.

Alcorn is currently studying elementary education with a minor in special education at Averett.

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