San Francisco Giants assistant coach Alyssa Nakken has made history by becoming the first woman to interview for a managerial position in Major League Baseball. Nakken interviewed for the Giants’ vacant managerial position on Saturday, October 15, 2023.
Nakken, 33, was hired by the Giants in 2014 as a baseball operations intern. She was promoted to assistant coach in 2020, becoming the first woman to coach on a full-time basis at the major league level. In 2022, she became the first woman to coach on the field during a regular season game when she filled in as the first base coach after Antoan Richardson was ejected.
Nakken is a rising star in the coaching ranks and is widely respected by her peers. She is known for her strong work ethic, her ability to connect with players, and her innovative approach to coaching.
The Giants are one of the most successful organizations in Major League Baseball, having won eight World Series championships. The team is currently looking for a new manager after firing Gabe Kapler at the end of the 2023 season.
Nakken is one of several candidates who have interviewed for the Giants’ managerial position. Other candidates include bench coach Kai Correa, third base coach Mark Hallberg, and former Giants outfielder Will Venable.
It is not yet known when the Giants will make a decision on their next manager. However, the fact that Nakken was interviewed for the position is a significant step forward for gender equality in Major League Baseball.
Nakken’s interview for the Giants’ managerial position is a historic moment for baseball and for women in sports. It is a sign that progress is being made towards gender equality in the sport, and it is an inspiration to all women who aspire to reach the highest levels of coaching and leadership.