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Jen McIntyre
Jen McIntyre

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
12th season

Alma Mater:
Penn State '98


04/22/2013

Nittany Lions Battle Hard, But Fall

Penn State hosts Kent State in doubleheader on Wednesday

03/28/2013

Lions Hit the Diamond for Big Ten Play

Softball set to open home slate against Michigan

02/21/2013

Bell off to Hot Start for Lions

Nittany Lions travel to North Carolina this weekend

12/18/2012

Softball Announces Winter Skills Clinic

Penn State will host two camp sessions Jan. 13

08/27/2012

Penn State to Host Fall Skills Clinic

Nittany Lions will host two sessions Sept. 16 for high school athletes

After returning to Happy Valley as an assistant in 2001 for her college coach Robin Petrini, Jen McIntyre is entering her third year as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator and her 12th season overall on staff. In addition to her extensive duties identifying Penn State's next great talents, McIntyre also works with the outfield defense as well as with the Nittany Lion hitters. Her ability to break down the mechanics has allowed Penn State to improve exponentially in each area.





"It is great to have Jen at Penn State, not only because she is a Penn Stater, but also because of her knowledge of the University and all it has to offer. She is a dynamic recruiter and an outstanding teacher on the field. Jen also has a tremendous rapport with our players and keeps a great pulse on the team and its needs."
Robin Petrini


In 11 years with Penn State, McIntyre has become one of the top recruiters in the conference. Twenty-one of her recruits have been named to All-Big Ten teams 32 times since she joined the staff in 2001, while seven have been named to all-region teams and three have become NFCA All-Americans. Last season featured two Nittany Lions on All-Big Ten teams as outfielder Cassidy Bell and catcher Kasie Hatfield gathered all-conference accolades. Bell also earned a spot on the NFCA Great Lakes First Team.

McIntyre has played a pivotal role in the Nittany Lions' success bringing in fantastic talent from all over the country, while honing the play of student-athletes once they are in Happy Valley.

Prior to returning to her alma mater, McIntyre spent the 2000 and 2001 season at Big Ten foe Indiana as the second assistant coach. During her time in Bloomington, three players were named to the All-Big Ten team.


A 1998 graduate of Penn State with a degree in kinesiology, McIntyre played her last two years under head coach Robin Petrini and was the starting third baseman from 1995-98. In 1997, she had a career year posting a .304 batting average over 53 games while leading the team in runs scored (29) and assists (138). A 1997 CoSIDA Verizon Academic All-America selection, she ranks sixth all-time with 42 career stolen bases. McIntyre is also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, was named team Most Valuable Player in 1997 and captain as a senior.

"It is great to have Jen at Penn State," said Petrini. "Not only because she is a Penn Stater, but also because of her knowledge of the University and all it has to offer. She is a dynamic recruiter and an outstanding teacher on the field. Jen also has a tremendous rapport with our players and keeps a great pulse on the team and its needs."

In May 2001, McIntyre earned her master's degree in kinesiology/sports management and athletic administration at Indiana.

McIntyre lives in State College.

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