Oregon Institute of Technology

Softball Coaches

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart, Women's Softball Coach

Greg Stewart, entering his 12th year heading the Oregon Tech softball team, led his 2011 squad to the programs first-ever NAIA National Championship with the 2015 team finishing 4th at the NAIA Softball World Series.

In 11 seasons Stewart's teams have amassed an impressive 386-161-2 mark, including six Cascade Collegiate Conference championships (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015), to go with a trio of runner-up finishes (2005, 2007, 2013).

Oregon Tech wrapped up the 2015 campaign with a 47-16 overall mark and 22-6 in CCC action.  The Owls would move on to the NAIA National Softball Championship for the fourth time in the past five seasons.   Tech’s 47 wins in 2015 tied the all-time school-record for victories in a season (1997), and their fourth place finish at the Softball World Series was their second-best showing behind the 2011 NAIA championship team.

The Owls, ranked No. 17 in this year’s preseason NAIA Softball Coaches Top 25 Poll, jumped to the No. 4 position in the postseason national poll to end the season.  During the 2015 season Oregon Tech was twice ranked No. 13, moving to No. 12 for five consecutive weeks heading into postseason action.

Along the way the Owls earned the 2015 Cascade Collegiate Conference regular season title, while placing second in the CCC tournament championship.  Oregon Tech hosted the NAIA Opening Round, defeating, then, fifth-ranked St. Xavier University 5-4 in the championship game of the Oregon Tech Bracket, sending the Owls to the 2015 NAIA Softball World Series and a 4th place finish. (The 2015 team pictured after Opening Round title). 

2015 OR teamIn 2011 Stewart was named NAIA Coach of the Year, the first Cascade Collegiate Conference school coach to be honored as the NAIA softball coach of the year. Stewart and his 2011 staff including long-time assistant Bill Fagan were also named the 2011 NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year. Stewart was a Region I Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008 and earned Cascade Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Stewart's 2011 Oregon Tech team became the first team in the CCC to win the softball national championship in the 31-year history of the event.

The Texas native grew up in Houston then headed north to Sterling College (Kansas) where he received a degree in accounting while playing four years of baseball. As a senior Stewart garnered first team all-conference and team MVP recognition. After assisting in football and baseball Greg took the head baseball job at Sterling in the fall of 1997. In 1999 the Warriors won the KCAC title and received a Great Plains regional tournament berth. After four years as the head coach at Sterling, Greg moved on to Virginia where he took the head baseball job at Bluefield College during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In 2003 the Rams of Bluefield recorded their first winning season in six years.  

Greg's lovely wife, Nellie, is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Oregon Tech. Greg is the proud father of three daughters, Aubrey 15, Lindey 8, and step-daughter, Lanie 7.

Bill Fagan

Bill Fagan, Associate Head Coach

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Bill Fagan begins his 20th year as a coach with the Owl softball program. Fagan was instrumental in guiding Tech to 12 Cascade Conference crowns along with Tech's first-ever berth to the NAIA National Tournament in 1997 and highlighted with coaching the NAIA National Championship team in 2011. Bill has long-term ties to Oregon Tech where he played baseball for Tech from 1973-1977 and was an All-District catcher and third baseman. An Oregon Tech graduate with bachelor's degrees in Environmental and Civil Engineering, Fagan currently works as an Environmental Engineer with Jeld-Wen Inc. Fagan has over 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of baseball and softball including Little League, ASA, High School and College. Bill served as the assistant men's baseball coach at Tech for three years and coached two state championship ASA softball teams during the summer. Bill and his wife Lonna have three children Addie, Grace and Bess, all who played softball at Oregon Tech. They are also the proud grandparents of Vannie, Noah and Willa, and Malin.

Kelly Reece

Kelly Reece, Assistant Coach

strength and conditioning coach / outfield 

Kelly Reece will enter her third season as an assistant coach with Oregon Tech. Reece was born in Ionia, Michigan graduating from Ionia High School in 1997 where she competed in soccer, volleyball, track and field, and softball. Kelly was a two-time NJCAA All-American in softball at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Reece continued her athletics and education at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. In 2000 and 2001, Reece was honored as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Player of the Year, First Team All-RMAC, First Team All-Region, and First Team All-American. Her highlights at Mesa included leading the nation at the NCAA division 2 level in RBI's with 73 (2000), 72 (2001), leading the nation in homeruns 21 (2001), gaining the RMAC stolen base record with 47 (2001), and a combined batting average of .495.

More recently, Reece was named RMAC Athlete of the Century at the RMAC's 100th conference celebration (2010) and was inducted into the Colorado Mesa University Hall of Fame (2012). Kelly met her wonderful husband, Justin, here in Klamath Falls and they are both employed with the United States Forest Service.