Megan Gibson-Loftin (then Megan Gibson) in March 2007.
|Born||March 25, 1986|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2011||Texas A&M (volunteer asst.)|
|2014-2016||Penn State (pitching)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Megan Lynn Gibson-Loftin (born March 25, 1986) is an American softball coach and former player who is currently the pitching coach at Houston. Originally from Spring, Texas, Gibson-Loftin played college softball at Texas A&M and was selected by the Philadelphia Force as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NPF Senior Draft. After the Force folded she was picked up by the Tennessee Diamonds in 2010.
Born Megan Lynn Gibson in Spring, Texas, Gibson-Loftin played college softball at Texas A&M from 2004 to 2008. In the 2008 season, she was collegiate national player of the week from February 25 to March 2. She led her team to win the program's second Big 12 regular season and first tournament championship. In the postseason, she led her team to the Final Series of the 2008 Women's College World Series. Gibson ended her senior season as runner-up for USA Softball's National Collegiate Player of the Year honors, as a first-team NFCA All-American, and the first player to win both Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year honors from the Big 12.
Gibson-Loftin played professional softball for National Pro Fastpitch from 2008 to 2011. The second overall pick in the 2008 NPF draft selected by the Philadelphia Force, Gibson-Loftin played for the Force from 2008 to 2009 and for the Tennessee (later NPF) Diamonds from 2010 to 2011. In 2009, Gibson-Loftin played for Denso of Women's Major League Softball in Japan.
Along with her career in the NPF, Gibson served under Texas A&M head coach Jo Evans as a graduate assistant in Fall 2008 and again as a volunteer pitching coach during the 2011 season. She also spent time as a softball instructor at High Performance Baseball in Tomball and as a volunteer assistant coach at Spring High School in 2010.
Gibson joined the Penn State coaching staff after spending two seasons as an assistant under Coach Lehotak at University of Texas at San Antonio.