Will Hess
Will Hess
Title: Athletic Specialist
Email: will.hess@coastalalabama.edu

Coach Hess in entering his first season with the Sun Chiefs as assistant softball coach. He works primarily with the pitchers and catchers but assists in all facets of the game including scouting and recruiting efforts. He was born and raised in Semmes, Ala., and graduated from Murphy High School in 2012. After high school, Coach Hess accepted a manager position at Faulkner State Community College for the Sun Chief softball program where he worked as the team statistician and graduated in 2015. From there, he accepted another softball manager position at Southeastern Louisiana University where he received his bachelor's in Applied Behavioral Sciences. In the summer of 2019, Coach Hess started his coaching career leading a team of professional athletes through the American Softball Association (ASBA). His team finished as regular season and tournament champions and had 11 of their 14 athletes receive All-ASBA accolades. From the conclusion of the league that summer, he accepted the assistant coach position at Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tenn. In two seasons with the Eagles, he worked primarily with the pitchers; finishing top three in the state in team ERA each year and coaching one All-TCCAA Pitcher of the Year.

In 2021, Coach Hess moved to Babson Park, Fla. and spent one season with Webber International University. In that year he helped coach the Warriors to a Sun Conference Tournament championship, NAIA Regional Tournament championship, and the school's fourth ever trip to the NAIA World Series; finishing the season ranked #10 in the nation.

His most recent stop before his return to Bay Minette, was in the fall of 2022 where he was on staff as pitching coach for the University of West Georgia. He is currently getting his master's in Sports Management - Statistical Analysis from the University of West Georgia.