The team said Nakken has been responsible for "developing, producing and directing a number of the organization's health and wellness initiatives and events".
"In each organization, environment influences functionality, and baseball clubhouses are not any different".
"Alyssa and Mark are highly respected members of the organization and I'm delighted that they will now focus their talents on helping to build a winning culture in the clubhouse", Kapler said.
On Thursday, the San Francisco Giants made history and hired Alyssa Nakken as one of the team's assistant coaches, making her the first full-time female coach in Major League Baseball history. This is the reason why Mark and Alyssa will not only support the rest of the coaching staff in the field, but will also focus on promoting a clubhouse culture that, among other things, promotes peak performance through a deep sense of cooperation and teamwork.
Alyssa Nakken, a former softball star at Sacramento State, will join the San Francisco Giants coaching staff as the first female full-time assistant in Major League Baseball history. She joined the Giants in 2014 as an intern in the baseball operations department and is now responsible for directing numerous organization's health and wellness initiatives.
At Sacramento State from 2009-2012, Nakken was a three-time all-conference player and four-time Academic All American. Rachel Balkovec also made history earlier in the offseason. "Can't imagine how it will play out with a full-time female coach running around".
Giants manager Gabe Kapler, who was hired in November, added Nakken and Mark Hallberg to his team on Thursday, the team announced. Jen Welter became the first female coach in the National Football League at 2015 and Becky Hammon became the very initial fulltime assistant coach in the NBA at 2014. Because the Major League Baseball limits teams to seven coaches in uniform per game, Nakken will not be one of the team's 13 staffers dressed for games.