Allison May is entering her third season as an assistant coach at UC San Diego in the spring of 2013.
During her first season, she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II National Coaching Staff of the Year in 2011. May was also part of the staff to earn recognition as the NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 2012.
The Tritons have won a school-record 45 games in each of the past two seasons and have made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division II national title game. UCSD finished as the runner-up in 2012 after winning the national championship for the first time in 2011.
May is involved in all aspects of the coaching process, including recruiting, academics, development, and administrative duties. She also takes a particular focus on both working with the team on base running and spending practice time with the outfielders.
May was the go-to coach for Triton baserunners in 2011, guiding the team to 85 steals on 111 attempts (.766), the third-best success rate in the CCAA.
May returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach after working as an administrative and human resources assistant in El Segundo for several months in 2010. May also served as an operations coordinator for Velocity Sports Performance after graduating from UCSD in 2009 and had been conducting private softball lessons from 2009-10.
An All-CCAA First Team honoree and NFCA Academic All-American, May batted .268 in 199 career games as a Triton, amassing 23 doubles, nine home runs, 82 runs, 82 RBI and 48 stolen bases. The Manhattan Beach native was a key member of UCSD's 2009 squad that advanced to the NCAA Division II West Regional in St. George, Utah, batting .251 with a pair of home runs, 31 runs driven in and a team-high 22 steals. She sits at third place in UCSD annals for career steals (48).