Ali Hess
Ali Hess
Title: Head Softball Coach
Phone: 419-772-2459

Ali Hess is in her third season as the head softball coach at Ohio Northern after serving as an assistant coach at ONU in 2013.

In just two seasons at the helm, the Polar Bears have won a share of the OAC regular Season title, reached the finals of the OAC Tournament twice and saw Adriana Sikora win second team All-America.

She came to ONU after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she coached pitchers and catchers.

The Omaha, Neb., native was a four-year letterwinner as a catcher at the University of Toledo from 2006-09.

Hess owns several Toledo records, including career fielding percentage, career hit by pitch, single season hit by pitch and 1st for single season fielding percentage.

She is also tied for 6th in career homeruns and is third for single season slugging percentage.

Hess was named an Scholar All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and was voted to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team.

She received a MBA from Detroit in 2012 and a BBA degree from Toledo in 2009.

Softball under Hess

Year Record Pct. OAC Pct. OAC Tournament
2015 24-14 .632 12-6 / 3rd .667 Runners-Up
2014 23-19 .548 12-6 / Co-Champs 
.667 Runners-Up
2-Year Total 
47-33 .586 24-12 .667