|Position:||Assistant Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Kennesaw State|
Todd Downes has been a member of the Georgia State softball staff since the fall of 2011 and he is currently serving as the assistant head coach. Previously Downes was an assistant coach before being promoted ahead of this season.
GSU has posted a 104-63 record (.623) in three seasons with Downes on the staff and has claimed five wins over top-25 ranked teams in that span. The team had a record three players earn all-region honors in 2013 and the Panthers followed that up with two all-region selections last season.
In 2014 Georgia State established a single-season team record with 59 home runs thanks in large part to Downes coaching. The assistant head coach also helped the Panthers post the second-highest team slugging percentage, third-most runs scored and third-highest batting average.
Before Georgia State, Downes spent four years as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech where he coordinated recruiting and assisted with all aspects of the program. During his coaching tenure, the Yellow Jackets captured two ACC conference championships, made four NCAA Regional appearances and advanced to the first NCAA Super Regional in school history. He coached six all-conference selections and two All-Americans.
Prior to entering the college ranks, Downes worked as a high school head coach, serving at Walton High School and Kell High School. Both schools won state titles under his guidance and Downes was named the state coach of the year.
For nine years, Downes has also coached the East Cobb Bullets 18-under premier league team. The Bullets captured the ASA 18 Gold National Championship in 2010.
A Roswell, Ga. native, Downes graduated from Kennesaw State in 1988 with a bachelor’s in Health and Education and then earned a master’s in Sports Administration from Georgia in 1990. He also received an EdS in Administrative Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.