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Kelley Green is in her eighth year as the head softball coach at Coastal Carolina University.
In 2016, for the second straight season Green led the Chanticleers to a second place finish in the Big South with an 18-6 record and 37-22 overall record. The 18-win season ranked third best in school history behind the 2014 (20-win) and 2013 (19-win) seasons. Senior catcher Morgan Noad made history individually under Green, becoming the Big South and Coastal Carolina’s all-time homerun career leader (75) and RBI leader (217). Noad was named Big South Player of the Year and was a NFCA All-Region third team selection and was one of seven Chanticleers to earn all-conference honors. Green also saw senior Bri Chiusano become the Big South career runs scored leader and saw freshman Taty Forbes named as a top 10 finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year.
Green now holds a 590-301 career record, including a 244-167 mark at Coastal and a 99-53 record in Big South Conference games (73-22 since 2013).
Associate Head Coach
Danielle Penner was named Coastal Carolina University Associate Head Coach August 1, 2017.
Penner comes to CCU after serving as head coach at Barry University (Fla.) for the past 12 years. She became the institution’s all-time winning coach compiling a 404-210 overall record, including a 184-99 record in the Sunshine State Conference.
Under Penner’s leadership, the Bucs won 32 or more games nine times and had winning seasons in 11 of her 12 seasons.
Kristin Erb is in her fifth year on Kelley Green’s staff, serving as an assistant coach, with her primary focus on the development of the pitching staff.
In 2016, the Chanticleers finished second in the Big South with an 18-6 record and 37-22 overall record. The 18-win season ranked third best in school history behind the 2014 (20) and 2013 (19) seasons. Under the guidance of Erb, senior pitcher Kelsey Dominik recorded 19 victories, which tied for third most in the Big South and senior Mackenzie Conrad recorded a Big South leading four saves in the 2016 season. Also, freshman Ashley Guillette made her first pitching career start against NC State for the Chanticleers as she tied the single game strikeout record with 13, which set by Ashley Bagwell in 2011. Guillette threw a no-hitter to lead the second-seeded Chanticleers to an 8-0 five-inning victory over #3 seed Liberty in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals.
The Chanticleers finish second in the Big South with a 16-7 record and 33-24 overall record. Coastal advanced to the semi-finals of the Big South tournament but fell short of the title game. Kory Hayden and Morgan Noad were selected to the All-Big South first team. Amanda Daneker and Kiana Quolas earned second-team honors while Kailey Mellen and Annie Robinson were named to the All-Freshman team.