Megan Stephenson is currently in the midst of her first season as a graduate assistant coach for the UAB softball program. A 2001 UAB graduate in health education, Stephenson was also a two-year letterwinner for the Blazers and is still one of the most prolific pitchers in UAB history.
After competing for two seasons at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Stephenson enrolled at UAB prior to the 2000 season and paced herself into the top three in a number of the Blazers' all-time pitching statistics.
Stephenson, who was named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll after her junior campaign, ranks first on UAB's all-time record list in fewest earned runs allowed (98) and fewest runs allowed (130). The native of Washington, Ill., is also among the top-three players in UAB history in complete games (22), earned run average (2.94) and strikeouts (180).
During her senior season, Stephenson finished with a 16-11 overall record and a brilliant 1.84 ERA. She posted a team-high 18 complete games and registered seven shutouts while on her way to earning Second-Team All-C-USA honors and being named to the all-tournament team.
After spending the 2002-03 season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Blazers, Stephenson is currently working as a graduate assistant coach and is pursuing her Master's Degree in special education here at UAB. In addition, she teaches at the Burkett Center for the Multi-Handicapped in Tarrant, Ala.
Stephenson is scheduled to marry former UAB marketing intern/assistant ticket manager Brad Douglas on March 27, 2004.