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Coaching Staff

 

Mark Mulvany
Assistant Coach

Mulvany was named Assistant Coach for the Golden Eagles Softball Program in July of 2019.

From 2011-2019, Mulvany served as the President and Head Coach of Scout Softball. Mulvany founded the company in 2011 and it has served as a revolutionary digital scouting platform used by the majority of college softball programs. The company also plays a vital role in player development for college prospects, having helped over 2,000 prospects reach the collegiate level.
 
Before founding Scout Softball, Mulvany served as the Director of Softball Operations for D-BAT Inc. from 2009-2010. Now the largest indoor baseball and softball training franchise in the world, Mulvany helped increase the softball membership at the company’s flagship location 600% during his first month with the company, eventually helping bring hundreds of new softball players and families to D-BAT.
 
In 2005, Mulvany opened the Southlake Softball Academy in Southlake, Texas, which was the first teaching facility in North Texas solely dedicated to fastpitch softball. The business flourished as Mulvany managed to generate a monthly membership of 150 players.
 
Throughout his coaching career, Mulvany has worked with some of the top players in the game including: Caitlin Lowe (Team USA/Arizona), Vonnie Martin (Fresno State), Chaley Brickey (Kansas/NPF), Taylor Ellsworth (Texas) and Ivie Drake (Georgia State).
 
Mulvany’s previous experience also includes serving as an associate scout for the Colorado Rockies organization under scouting director Jeff Edwards and teaching softball lessons under the direction of MLB veteran Ray Burris.

 
Colorado Rockies scouting director Jeff Edwards on Mulvany
“Mark is well rooted in the things needed to build a championship program both on and off the field. His character as a person, as a leader and his loyalty are well respected in his personal and professional communities. They really glow with his family, his beliefs and with his passion. Mark single-handedly built the top softball recruiting and instructional organization in amateur softball. He believes in the value of communication, relationships and taking initiative with the overall student-athlete. I am excited for Mark, his family and Southern Miss. What a wonderful hire for the female athletes in the program. He will represent the program with class.”
 
Mulvany played collegiate baseball at Eastfield College (1999-2000) and Sam Houston State (2000). He earned First Team All-Conference honors in 1999 and was also named a First Team All-Texas and New Mexico Regional Team selection.
 
Mulvany is married to his wife, Candace and they have two sons, Boston and Ellington.

 

Devin Lowe
Assistant Coach

Lowe was announced as Assistant Coach of the Southern Miss Softball program in late July of 2019.

Lowe begins her coaching career at Southern Miss after a highly decorated playing career at both the professional and collegiate levels. At Southern Miss, Lowe will primarily work with the Golden Eagles’ pitching staff.
 
After being drafted first overall in the 2019 ASBA Draft, Lowe spent the summer of 2019 playing for the E1 Pro Ballers.
 
Prior to being drafted first overall in the 2019 ASBA Draft, Lowe was drafted 20thoverall in the 2018 NPF Draft by Cleveland Comets. During her time with the Comets, Lowe was coached by former University of Alabama All-American and current University of Texas at Arlington assistant softball coach Charlotte Morgan. Lowe racked up the most innings pitched by any NPF pitcher during the 2018 regular season.
 
Before enjoying success in the pro ranks, Lowe, formerly known by her maiden name Devin Brown, posted a storybook career at the University of South Alabama where she starred for the Jaguars from 2014-2018. Over the course of her four-year career, Lowe was tabbed a three-time All-Sun Belt First Team selection, a two-time First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection and a NFCA All-South Region Second Team selection. In addition, Lowe was named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week 11 times, Louisville Slugger/NFCA Pitcher of the Week and she amassed a total of 932 strikeouts for her collegiate career.
 
Lowe saw success off the field as well, having been named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List twice and a two-time NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete selection.

Lowe’s previous coaching experience includes, serving as an instructor for The Performance Lab in Mobile, Ala. and conducting private lessons and weekly pitching camps. Lowe also served as a camp instructor during her time at South Alabama and she served as a camp coordinator and head pitching instructor for the Cleveland Comets 2018 Summer Camp.
 
A native of Mobile, Ala., Lowe earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of South Alabama in May of 2019. Lowe is also a 2014 graduate of Theodore High School (Theodore, Ala.).
 
Lowe is married to her husband, Billy, and the couple will reside in Hattiesburg.

Devin Lowe on joining the Southern Miss softball coaching staff
“It is an honor to be joining the Southern Miss family. This is an amazing opportunity, and I am excited to be a part of creating Coach Levin's vision for the program. I couldn't ask for a better place to spread my wings.”
 
Southern Miss head softball coach Brian Levin on the hiring of Lowe
“The Golden Eagle softball program struck gold with Devin. She is a person of incredible character, and just the type of person we want on our staff to help mentor our student-athletes. Devin had tremendous success as a player on and off the field at South Alabama, leading her to being drafted into the National Pro Fastpitch league. Devin’s previous experience allows her to relate to the rigors that being a Division I athlete endures. After spending some time with her, it was evident that her knowledge of the game is something that will be a benefit to the young ladies she will be coaching. We are excited to have Devin on staff and we look forward to the positive impact she will bring to the program.”

University of South Alabama head softball coach Becky Clark on Lowe
“Devin had incredible success at South Alabama as a player and has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to the next generation of pitchers. She is a student of the game and is always willing to share her knowledge or learn new things when the opportunity presents itself. She will be a major asset to the Southern Miss coaching and pitching staff.”
 
University of South Alabama assistant softball coach Hannah Campbell on Lowe
“I am so happy for Devin and this opportunity she has been given. She has a high IQ in the circle and knows what it takes to get swings and misses at the highest level. She understands her craft and I have seen her pass that along to younger aspiring pitchers. I wish the best for her in this new role and look forward to seeing what she can do with Southern Miss’ pitching staff.”

 

Izzy Werdann
Graduate Assistant

Elizabeth "Izzy" Werdann came to Southern Miss as the Graduate Assistant for Softball in August 2019.

As the softball graduate assistant, she works as a director of operations, sets up the field, oversees the student managers, and helps with practice.

She graduated from Ole Miss in 2019 with her Bachelor's degree in General Studies with minors in Education, Sports and Recreation Management, and Psychology. She graduated Summa Cumme Laude. Before Ole Miss, she graduated with her Associate's degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in May of 2017.

She has played softball for 15 plus years as a catcher and third baseman. She was an NJCAA All-American in 2017 and a two-time MACJC in 2016 and 2017. In high school she was a state champion from Tate High School.

Werdann is originally from Pensacola, Florida.