AUBURN, Ala. – Former Auburn softball great Emily Carosone was named the program’s volunteer assistant coach, head coach Mickey Dean announced Wednesday.
“Emily brings a great deal of energy and she has such an appetite for learning,” Dean said. “Her age and energy will be good for our staff and will be good for our team. I know just how talented she is after being able to work with her in the fall, coaching against her while she was at Auburn and watching her play in the NPF.”
Carosone was first brought on to Coach Dean’s staff as a graduate assistant before the fall season began.
“I’m very excited to join the staff at Auburn,” Carosone said. “I like the different personalities that we have and I think we’re going to work well with all of the different personalities that the team has. I’ve enjoyed working with Coach Dean and I think he really knows his stuff. I’m excited to learn from him as well as Eddy [Ketelhut] and Annie [Smith].
“Auburn is a great program and I’m excited to play a part in it besides on the field, helping the team get better and helping them grow.”
A National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American and All-SEC performer, Carosone is Auburn’s all-time leader in career batting average (.406), hits (285), runs (267) and on-base percentage (.534).
She also ranks near the top of the Tigers’ record books in RBI, doubles, home runs, slugging percentage and games started.
Carosone is a 2016 graduate from Auburn University with a degree from the College of Liberal Arts.