Pittsburgh Pirates Hire Organization’s First In-Uniform Female Coach

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With the addition for former Division 1 softball star Caitlyn Callahan, the Pittsburgh Pirates have hired the organization’s first in-uniform female coach

As the landscape of Major League Baseball continues to change the Pittsburgh Pirates are changing along with it. This now includes the Pirates adding the first in-uniform female coach in the organization’s history.

Former college softball star Caitlyn Callahan is set to join the Pittsburgh Pirates. Callahan will be a developmental coach for the Pirate organization. She will serve this role out of Pirate City in Bradenton.

The previous two seasons Callahan worked in the minor league organization of the Cincinnati Reds. She also worked as an assistant general manager in the Cape Cod League during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

It is great to see talented women such as Callahan continue to break the glass coaching ceiling in baseball. She will join talented women such as Miami GM Kim Ng, Giants coach Alyssa Nakken, and Red Sox minor league coach, and Pennsylvania native, Bianca Smith as women with important roles within MLB organizations.

In addition to hiring Callahan, the Pirates have also made other coaching additions. Pitching guru Dewey Robinson has also joined the organization. Robinson has previously worked as the director of pitching development in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He will be a special advisor to pitching development in the Pirate organization. The Dewey hire looks like one that could have a huge positive impact for the Pirates.

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Former Atlanta minor league coach Dan Meyer will also join the organization. Meyer will serve as the pitching coach at Triple-A Indianapolis. Meyer logged 19.1 innings for Triple-A Indy in 2011 before an injury ended his playing career. Meyer will have big shoes to fill as he replaces the recently departed Joel Hanrahan, who was the organization’s Minor League Coach of the Year in 2021.