Former Louisville pitching coach Kassie Stanfill was named the 10th head coach in Austin Peay State University softball history on August 17, 2018.
Stanfill spent the previous two seasons at her alma mater Louisville on the staff of legendary head coach Sandy Pearsall, who retired in June after starting the program in 2000.
While at Louisville, Stanfill tutored Megan Hensley, who was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Southeast Region selection and All-ACC choice after going 17-8 with a 3.35 ERA and 10 complete games for the Cardinals, striking out a team-high 138 batters in 184.0 innings.
She returned to her alma mater after a year as the associate head coach at Illinois, where she helped the Fighting Illini to 36 wins—fifth-most in program history—and an NCAA Regional appearance. Breanna Wonderly earned NFCA All-Midwest Region honors after going 16-13 with a 2.85 ERA and 21 complete-games, ninth-most in school history.
Stanfill’s first pitching coach job at the collegiate level came at Ball State, where she helped the Cardinals to a 104-61 mark over three seasons, including three straight Mid-American Conference West Division titles and a 2015 MAC Tournament Championship and subsequent NCAA Regional appearance in 2015. With Stanfill as her guide, Nicole Steinbach posted three straight All-MAC seasons and was an NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team honoree in 2015. She also was on staff for two of Jenny Gilbert’s three MAC Player of the Year seasons, including NFCA All-American campaigns in 2013—when Stanfill worked directly with the outfielders in Muncie—and 2014.
Cheyanne Coyle (pronounced Coil) begins her first season at Austin Peay, joining the inaugural coaching staff of head coach Kassie Stanfill.
Coyle comes to Austin Peay after working with the Orange County Batbusters and Sports Training Complex this past year helping develop young athletes to prepare them for their future as collegiate student-athletes.
Prior to her return to Southern California, Coyle served at a graduate assistant coach at Auburn University from 2015-17.
During her two seasons on the Auburn staff, the Tigers posted a 107-24 overall record, with a Women’s College World Series runner-up finish in 2016 and a NCAA Super-Regional appearance in 2017.
Before her time with the Tigers, Coyle played professional softball in the National Pro Fastpitch League, being drafted 13th overall in the NPF Draft in 2014 by the Chicago Bandits.
Codee Yeske (pronounced YES-key) begins her first season at Austin Peay, joining the inaugural coaching staff of head coach Kassie Stanfill.
Yeske comes to Austin Peay after serving on the coaching staff of Kristy Norton at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, following a year as associate head coach for the Carolina Mojo 14U club team. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Yeske completed administrative tasks, including travel, budget and fundraising.
Prior to her time with the club team, Yeske spent eight months as associate head coach for the Carolina Elite 14U club squad and worked with the team’s outfielders and hitters.
Yeske competed on the USA Baseball Women’s National Team as part of the 36-member Trial Team in 2015 and 2016. She earned a gold medal at the Pan-American Qualifying Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.