Todd Downes starts his third season as a member of the Georgia State softball coaching staff during the 2014 season. Downes joined the Georgia State softball program in the fall of 2011 as an assistant coach.
GSU has posted a 74-37 record (.667) in the two seasons with Downes on the staff and has claimed three wins over top-25 ranked teams in that span. The team had a record three players earn All-Region honors in 2013.
Prior to coming to 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 Easton All-Americans.
Previous 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 in each of those seasons.
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 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 the University of Georgia in 1990. He also received an EdS in Administrative Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.