Former Central Michigan softball standout Brittney Horan is in her fifth year on coach Margo Jonker’s staff and her third as a fulltime assistant coach. She has been an integral member of a staff that in 2017 led the Chippewas to the Mid-American Conference regular-season championship and the MAC West Division title.
Horan works with the Chippewa hitters, coaches baserunning, and is responsible for infield defense. The Chippewas have ranked among the top three hitting teams in the MAC over the past three seasons, and among the top four in fielding percentage over that same span. Among Horan's off-field responsibilities are academic progress, team travel and video coordination.
Horan has been instrumental in the past two seasons in the individual development of several Chippewas, five of whom have earned First Team All-MAC honors, two of whom have been named Second Team All-MAC, a MAC Freshman of the Year Award winner, and four who have received All-Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
With Horan as the program's academic coordinator, the Chippewas posted an impressive 3.51 cumulative team grade point average in 2017, a significant improvement over the previous year. A combined 17 Chippewas have earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Horan earned four letters as a second baseman/outfielder from 2011-14. She was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team in 2011, and in 2013 hit .279 with four home runs and a team co-leading 34 RBI as the Chippewas won the MAC Tournament, the 13th such title in program history, and reached the NCAA Tournament.
Horan is a native of Rosebush, Mich., and a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She earned her bachelor's degree with a major in sport management and minor in athletic coaching from CMU in 2014 and her master's in sports administration from CMU in 2018.