Missouri State softball adds former Alabama third baseman to staff; kickoff off fall slate Saturday
Courtney Conley came to Missouri State after a stellar four-year career at the University of Alabama. As a member of the Missouri State staff, Conley will have on-field coaching duties, assist with infield instruction, contribute to the offensive development of the team and much more.
Now in her second season with MSU, Conley helped the Bears reach the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament in 2014. Her on-the-field instruction helped the Bears post some impressive offensive numbers including tying the team record with 70 doubles during the 2014 season.
Conley played third base for the Crimson Tide, winning the Women's College World Series in 2012. She had an RBI double and scored a run in the title-clinching game.
Conley helped the Tide to three-consecutive SEC regular season titles from 2010 to 2012. All four seasons that she played at Alabama, she helped the Tide to the NCAA Tournament and back-to-back CWS appearances in 2011 and 2012. She earned Academic All-SEC accolades following her sophomore and junior seasons in Tuscaloosa.
A career .244 hitter for the Tide, Conley belted 24 home runs, including a two-run shot on Senior Day against Mississippi State. She started 166 games at Alabama, swiping 11 bases, driving home 91 runs, scoring 90 runs and hitting 21 doubles in her four seasons.
A native of Robertsville, Mo., Conley was the 2007 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year at Eureka High. She also picked up Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year honors. While at EHS, she broke nearly every offensive single-season record and set career records with 127 runs scored, 155 hits, 19 home runs, 47 stolen bases and 42 RBI.