Head Coach Mark Skapin
Prior to joining Cottey, Mark Skapin was the assistant softball coach for Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina. At SCC, Skapin served as the hitting and defense coach leading the team to a strong second half finish. Prior to SCC, he was the head varsity softball coach for Holy Name High School in Ohio.
In addition to his coaching duties, Skapin has served as the vice president of the MC Madness Fastpitch Softball Organization since 2007 and as the vice president and girls personnel director for the North Ridgeville Baseball and Softball League since 2005. Overall, he has a career tournament fastpitch record of 291-71 with a Triple Crown National Championship in 2015.
Skapin outlined his mission statement for the Comet’s softball team: “To seek excellence on the field, in the classroom, and in the community through competition and a commitment to the development of our important core values.” The core values that Skapin finds critical to success are integrity, responsibility, and passion.
Skapin is recruiting for next year’s team and is optimistic about bringing in talented players to advance the Comets to the next level.
Assistant Coach Meg Brewer
Meg Brewer hails from New Paltz, New York, but she was a player and coach in Denmark with Gladsaxe Softball and Baseball Club in the Greater Copenhagen area. She was also a member of the Danish Softball Federation where she was a clinic instructor.
Brewer received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz where she was also a member of the softball team. She was a pitcher and played third and second bases. She was team captain for two years and was named an All-American Scholar Athlete by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and was named to the All-Academic Softball Team by the State University of New York Athletic Conference.