Oregon Institute of Technology

Softball Coaches

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart, Women's Softball Coach

Greg Stewart, entering his 13th 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 12 seasons Stewart's teams have amassed an impressive 416-181-2 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 2016 campaign with a 30-22 overall mark and tied for best record in the West Division at 20-8. The Owls would move on to the NAIA National Softball Championship for the fifth time in the past six seasons.   Tech has now played in the NAIA Opening Round Championship game 3 years in a row.

The 2015 Lady Owls finished 4th in the NAIA World Series Tournament.

The Owls, ranked No. 19 in this year’s preseason NAIA Softball Coaches Top 25 Poll.


In 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 16, Lindey 10, and step-daughter, Lanie 9.

Bill Fagan

Bill Fagan, Associate Head Coach


Bill Fagan begins his 21st year as an Associate Head 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. He has now helped coach Oregon Tech softball to six National Tournament appearances.  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, Willa, Malin, Wade and Luke.

Kelly Reece

Kelly Reece, Assistant Coach

strength and conditioning coach / outfield 

Kelly Reece will enter her 4th 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.

Rylee Carleton

Rylee Carleton, Assistant Coach

Rylee will be entering her 1st season on the OIT coaching staff after a three year career as a pitcher for the Owls. She led the Owls to a Top 4 finish at the NAIA National Tournament in 2015. Rylee is completing her nurses degree program form OHSU this spring.

2015 1st Team All-CCC Pitcher
22-5 with a 2.64 ERA with 200 Strikeouts