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Mia Longfellow enters her fourth season as an assistant coach at San Diego State.
Longfellow primarily works with the outfielders and assists with all aspects of recruiting. In addition, Longfellow is the travel coordinator and is the head person for alumni affairs.
In her three seasons as an assistant coach, the Aztecs have gone 100-61 (.621) and made the NCAA tournament each year.
Last year, Longfellow helped the Aztecs to a 32-24 record, including a 9-3 mark in the Mountain West en route to the league title.
Longfellow helped coach two outfielders to all-conference honors, including Kayla Jordan and Patrice Jackson. Jordan batted .324 with 14 RBIs and 12 stolen bases en route to being named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year, while Jackson hit .311 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs.
In 2011, San Diego State was 34-21 before falling to eventual national champion Arizona State in the Tempe Regional final.
Longfellow helped two outfielders earn all-league accolades. Hayley Miles was named the MW Freshman of the Year after hitting .344 with five home runs and 29 RBIs. Jessica Camello joined Miles on the all-conference team after batting .321.
In her first season as an assistant coach in 2010, Longfellow helped the Aztecs to another NCAA tournament appearance after improving their record from 33-20 (.623) to 34-16 (.680).
Longfellow helped coach senior Brittany Knudsen earn NFCA All-Far West Region honors and all-MWC accolades last year after batting .384 with three home runs and 27 RBIs. Sophomore Felicia Reifschneider, meanwhile, hit .268 with 35 runs and 14 stolen bases.
Longfellow, who was hired on Aug. 19, 2009, was a four-time all-Pac-10 selection at Oregon State.
"We are extremely excited to be adding Mia to this staff," Van Wyk said of the hiring. "She brings in six years of playing and coaching experience at Oregon State and UC Riverside under excellent staffs. Mia will give more individual attention to our outfielders while helping (assistant coach) Stacey (Nuvemen Deniz) with the offense as well."
Longfellow came to The Mesa after spending 2009 as an assistant coach at UC Riverside, where she worked predominantly with the infielders. In her one season with the Highlanders, Longfellow helped UCR improve in winning percentage (both overall and in the Big West Conference), triples, sacrifice bunts and fielding percentage.
Prior to UC Riverside, Longfellow spent one season as an undergraduate assistant coach at Oregon State, where she shined as a player for four years from 2004-07. Longfellow led the Beavers to four consecutive NCAA appearances, including a berth in the 2006 Women's College World Series.
Longfellow, who played shortstop, third base and left field while at OSU, earned all-Pac-10 conference accolades all four seasons, including second-team honors each of her final three years. Over her four seasons at Oregon State, Longfellow broke five program records, including four career marks - at-bats (775), hits (242), singles (192) and stolen bases (57) - and one single-season mark - stolen bases (18 in 2005). Overall, Longfellow's name appears 26 times in the Beaver record book with single-game tying bests in hits (four), runs (four) and home runs (two).
Longfellow graduated from OSU in 2007 with a double major in education and human development family science. She also played professionally for the ProFastpitch X-Treme Tour (PFX).