Becky Marx Keogh enters her first season with the UIC softball program, where she serves as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She joins the staff with six years of coaching experience at Michigan and Indiana and after winning a national championship in 2005 with the Wolverines.
Marx Keogh began her playing career at Loyola (Chicago) and was a two-year starter in 2003 and 2004, where she set the single-season RBI record and was a first team all-Horizon League selection and earned all-tournament accolades. She then served as the starting catcher at Michigan in 2005 and 2006. She led the Wolverines to a National Championship in 2005 and was named a 2006 NFCA All-American Catcher.
During the 2006 season, she also led Michigan offensively with the highest batting average, most home runs, RBI and slugging percentage. She was named to the all-Big Ten tournament team after hitting .545.
Following her playing career, she served as a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan from 2008 until 2011, before spending two seasons on the Indiana coaching staff.
During her six years of coaching experience in the Big Ten, Marx Keogh was named a NFCA One-Star Master Coach, she won four-straight Big Ten titles (2008-11), was a three-time (2008, 09, 10) member of the NFCA Great Lakes Region Coaching Staff of the Year and made a World Series appearance in 2009.
A native of St. Joseph, Mich., Marx Keogh earned a degree in secondary education from Michigan in 2007. She then earned her master's degree in kinesiology with a focus on sports management from Michigan in 2009. Marx Keogh and her husband, Ed, have a daughter, Evelyn and a son, James.