CORVALLIS, Ore. – Erin Dixson has officially joined the coaching staff – to guide the pitchers – for Oregon State softball ahead of the 2024 season, head coach Laura Berg announced.
Dixson comes to Corvallis after a two-season stint with UNCW of the Coastal Athletic Association, helping lead the Seahawks to a league title and an appearance in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
“I’m really excited to have Erin on board and working with our pitching staff,” said Berg. “She brings a new vision to the circle and I can’t wait to see what she does with them.”
In the 2023 season, the Seahawk pitchers were toward the top of the pitching stats in the CAA thanks to their 2.71 team ERA. Their aces – Janel Gamache and Kara Hammock – were strong in the circle and held opponents to ERA of 1.93 and 1.98, respectively last season, and attained all-league honors. Gamache added to her accolades with a CAA Pitcher of the Year nod.
During her first season in Wilmington, Seahawk arms combined for a 1.85 ERA and struck out a school-record 308 batters. She guided the first CAA Pitcher of the Year in UNCW’s history along with the league Rookie of the Year.
While in Atlanta with Georgia State for two seasons, Dixson guided the Panthers’ ERA dropping by nearly 1.00 after time with Lamar.
While serving as a student manager with LSU, she helped lead the Tigers to a 2017 Women’s College World Series. Dixson spent two seasons in Baton Rouge earning a master’s degree in Kinesiology.
A graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dixson competed for the Tritons from 2014-15 and ranks fourth in program history with an ERA of 2.78. She sits in ninth for strikeouts (113) and sixth (24) in wins. At the dish, she logged a .308 average with 19 homers and drove in 62 runs. Her .571 slugging percentage sits at third in Tritons’ history.