Associate Head Coach & Recruiting Coordinator - Jessica Millsap
Jessica Millsap was promoted to Associate Head Coach in August of 2013 after serving as an assistant coach with the UCSD softball program since the fall of 2009. Since the 2010 season, Millsap has also served as the pitching coach and pitch caller.
Millsap is also the recruiting coordinator for the Tritons. During her tenure, players have been named All-CCAA 41 times, including two Freshman of the Year honorees.
The Tritons won a school-record 45 games in 2011 and 2012 and made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division II national title game, winning their first championship in 2011 and finishing as the runner-up in 2012.
Millsap was part of the 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II National Coaching Staff of the Year as well as the 2012 NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
Primarily working with Triton pitchers and outfielders, Millsap guided a 2011 Triton pitching staff that had the eighth-lowest ERA (1.44) in the nation and the lowest ERA in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Ace Camille Gaito finished with the second-most wins in the nation and the fourth-lowest ERA. Moreover, UCSD regular starting outfielders Kris Lesovsky, Katrin Gabriel and Taylor Sepulveda all boasted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
Between January 2007 and May 2009, Millsap served as the top assistant for Biola University, helping the squad to an overall record of 77-63. The 2007 campaign turned out to be especially spectacular as the Eagles advanced to the second round of the NAIA Region II Tournament.
Before her experience at Biola, Millsap spent time as an assistant coach for the Jets Gold 18U squad in Agoura Hills and head coach at nearby Arcadia High School.
Millsap graduated from Chatham University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. As a senior, she captained the Cougars' softball team while earning Most Valuable Player honors. She received her master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine in 2014.
Millsap was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from West Hills High School, guiding the Wolf Pack to a CIF Championship title in 1999 and CIF Championship runners-up in 2000.
Millsap is married to Matt Morrison, head football coach at La Jolla High School and math teacher at Blessed Sacrament Parrish School. They reside in Clairemont with their two dogs. She is the younger sister of Carissa Kalaba who is also on the Triton coaching staff.
Assistant Coach - Megan Griffith
Megan Griffith was named an assistant coach for the UC San Diego softball program in September 2017.
Griffith comes to the Tritons after previously serving as assistant coach at Whittier College, and is currently head coach of the Lakewood Firecrackers.
An infielder, Griffith played her final two collegiate seasons at Middle Tennessee State University. There, she earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete honors, and was also named to the Dean's List. Griffith played her first college season at McNeese State before playing one season at Gulf Coast State College.
A native of Edwin, Tenn., Griffith attended Science Hill High School.
Assistant Coach - Nicole Hennessey
Nicole Hennessey was named an assistant coach for the UC San Diego softball program in September 2017.
Hennessey comes to the Tritons after spending one year as head coach of the Firecrackers travel ball team. She also interned at 108 Performance Academy in Riverside, where Hennessey worked with athletes ranging from six to 26-years-old to help improve throwing, hitting and overall performance.
An outfielder, Hennessey played three seasons at California Baptist University after spending her freshman season at Azuza Pacific. She led the Lancers to a PacWest championship and was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete. Hennessey earned both a bachelor's and master's of science in kinesiology from Cal Baptist.
A native of Rancho Cucamonga, Hennessey attended Los Osos High School.
Assistant Coach - Carissa Kalaba
Carissa Kalaba was named an assistant coach with the UC San Diego softball program in October of 2016.
Kalaba comes to the La Jolla campus with 10 years of head coaching experience. She was most recently the head coach of Utah State from 2009-13. She coached one All-American and seven all-conference players. Kalaba’s team also excelled in the classroom as she had 22 conference all-academic honorees, one CoSIDA Academic All-American and a 100% graduation rate during her tenure.
Prior to Utah State, Kalaba was the head coach at Biola University from 2004-09, where she compiled a 143-93 record as the all-time winningest coach in program history. She coached four All-Americans, 10 all-conference athletes and nine national scholar-athletes as well as having a 100% graduation rate.
Kalaba was the head coach as well as a social science teacher at Arcadia High school from 2000-04. She was named the 2004 CIF Woman of the Year.
Kalaba played softball collegiately at UCLA, helping the team win the 1999 NCAA World Series Championship and Pac-10 titles after transferring from Hofstra. She was an undergraduate assistant coach at UCLA during the 2000 season.
Kalaba graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Kalaba is the older sister of UCSD associate head coach Jessica Millsap.