After a successful playing career in the circle for Emporia State. Samatha advanced to the NCAA Division II World Series in consecutive years, first as a player in 2008 and then coaching the Warriors in 2009.
Sheeley helped the Warriors to the NCAA Division II World Series in her first year with the program. Winona State set a school record with 50 wins on the year and earned both the NSIC Tournament and NCAA Central Region Tournament championships.
Sheeley pitched at Emporia State for two seasons. She posted a 19-6 record with a 1.91 ERA in 2007, striking out 154 and tossing a no-hitter against Washburn in the conference tournament. She was second in the MIAA in wins, ERA and opponents’ batting average.
Her 2008 season was even better, going 31-8 with a 1.49 ERA. Sheeley had scoreless inning streaks of 25 and 24 innings on the season which was capped by an appearance in the NCAA Division II World Series. Sheeley led the MIAA in wins and opponents’ batting average and tossed her second career no-hitter against Missouri Southern State.
Sheeley was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American team and was also an all-region honoree. She was a first-team All-MIAA selection for the second consecutive season and was named conference Pitcher of the Year. He postseason performance led her to be named to the National Championships All-Tourmanent team while her performance in the classroom placed her on the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
Before Emporia State University, Sheeley competed at Indian Hills (IA) Community College. At Indian Hills she posted a 16-5 record with a career ERA of 0.83.
Sheeley graduated from Emporia State University in 2008 with a degree in Education and Counseling. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Winona State.
Angeline Quiocho had a stellar career at BYU at third base. She was a key contributor in all four of her seasons, but in her senior season in 2010, she exploded at the plate, ranking in the top 10 in multiple NCAA categories while breaking countless BYU and Mountain West Conference records. That successful season helped push the Cougars to their first trip to NCAA Super Regionals. From 2008 to 2010, Quiocho was named to an all-region team. See the season summary tabs for a more detailed look into her career, including the many NCAA, MWC and BYU records she broke during her time as a Cougar.
Pete Berrios is one of the best coaches in the country and brings a high intensity approach filled with passion. Pete gets results. He was coaching in professional baseball at an early age, owned a very successful academy business and has had success coaching at every level , a former Head Coach at Chestnut Hills and a Assistant Coach with Furman University Softball Program. Pete is a leader who gets the best out of his players while developing his players to build a foundation that creates efficiency and results. Pete was the Head Coach of the Fastpitch U summer collegiate team in 2019.
Suzy is a very passionate teacher of the game! She founded the VA Glory and has many teams in the Northern Virginia area. Suzy played at University of Iowa and has been a HS Coach and organization owner for many years. Suzy loves to integrate multiple professionals who have a specific expertise consistently exposing her athletes to the best instructors in the country. Suzy gets the best out of the athletes and creates ongoing opportunities for her athletes to succeed.
Melissa is one tough cookie who loves to challenge her players and demand the best effort possible. A former collegiate catcher, Melissa knows how to compete and motivate her players. She provides professional instruction and coaches in Lincoln, Nebraska. She will focus on the pitchers and catchers . Melissa was the pitching coach for Fastpitch U summer collegiate team in 2019.
Graduated from Southside Christian School where she lettered in softball, basketball and track…Holds the single-season records at Southside for home runs, stolen bases, batting average, runs and RBI…Was a five-time selection to the SCHSL All-Region Team and twice named SCHSL All-State….Voted the Player of the Year in each of the last three seasons…In track, participated on the 2015 SCHSL Class A State Championship Team…Played travel ball for the Simpsonville Angels, Carolina Crush, Team NC 16U Elite-Trull, SC Elite Team and NC 18U Elite…Was part of two state championship teams and placed seventh at the 2014 ASA Nationals. Kaylen started her career at USC Upstate finishing her career at Columbia International University where she now serves as an assistant coach.
A native of California, Allen (Mason) was recruited to play for the University of San Diego softball program. A catcher for the Toreros, Allen was a 3-time All-PCSC honoree and a 3-time USD offensive player of the year. Allen finished her career at USD making 182 starts for the Toreros. She hit 159-503 (.302), with 33 doubles, 12 triples, 12 home runs, 81 RBIs, and 79 runs scored. Her senior season, Allen was named the 2006 PCSC Scholar Athlete of the Year and a 2006 ESPN Co-SIDA Academic All-American.
After her time in San Diego, Allen was a graduate assistant for the softball program at Georgia Southern University from 2006-08. After earning her master's degree from GSU, Mason accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she worked with the Braves before being drawn back west to help build a new NCAA Division I softball program.
Allen earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the University of San Diego in 2006 and a master's degree in social and political science from Georgia Southern University in 2008.
During her time in Billings, Allen ran the softball program out of Triple Play Academy in Billings, Mont., where she provided individual lessons as well as serving as a youth team coach.
Coach Allen lives in Columbia with her husband Seth and their two dogs Louie and Hank.
Results-focused coach with 20+ years of experience. Proven competence in the growth of players and teams; extensive experience with organization and program development. Design, coordinate and lead camps, clinics, and private instruction. Specialty: Hitting Coach. Lead all fastpitch softball instruction for the Town of Cary, North Carolina. This includes the development of curriculum and programs for fast pitch players at the National Training Complex. Lead all camps, clinics, and private lessons and supervise all other softball instructors. Jill played at Westminster College in PA and has been a Head High School Softball coach for the past 16 years.
Mike is currently the Head Coach of the Maine Black Bears Softball Program. He is entering his 7th year leading the team. Mike has owned facilities and provides a great instructional mindset in developing athletes. Mike played baseball for the Maine Black Bears , was an assistant coach with the Baseball team and served as an assistant to his wife Lynn Coutts on the Softball Team before taking over as the Head Coach. Mike has years of experience coaching in the Cape Cod League and will bring that experience to the CCSL acting as a coach of the coaches.
Logan is the current Head Coach of Trinity Christian High School in Georgia. Logan originally signed and played for University of North Carolina before transferring to Mississippi State University. Logan enrolled at Mississippi State in January 2013 and became one of the biggest impact transfers in all of college softball in two years with the Bulldogs ... Earned a place on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-South Region Second Team in 2013 ... Transferred from the University of North Carolina, where she established herself as one of the top offensive threats in the Atlantic Coast Conference in her first two seasons ... Did not slow down at MSU, finishing her career ranked among the Mississippi State top 10 in career slugging percentage (.536/fifth) and home runs (20/seventh) ... Finished second in the ACC in 2012 with a .596 slugging percentage ... Named to the 2011 All-ACC Tournament Team.
Knussman is the current Assistant Coach at William Peace University in NC. Knussman was a two-time, NFCA 1st Team All-American while playing at Salisbury University (2013-16) where she played multiple positions and was among the top hitters in the country. She was a two-time, CoSIDA 3rd Team Academic All-American and was an All-Conference 1st Team selection all four years. Salisbury played in the National Championship Series each year from 2013 to 2015 and finished as the runner-up in 2014, during which Knussman was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team. In 2015 she also garnered the honor of the Salisbury Regional Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Knussman currently holds the Capital Athletic Conference record for career batting average (.448) and finished second in school and conference history in total RBIs (192). Knussman comes to WPU from Salisbury, Maryland, where she worked for Salisbury as an Assistant Coach for the past three seasons. She is a graduate of Easton (MD) High School, which won the 2-A state softball championship in 2010 and 2011.
Paige holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and a Masters in Post-Secondary and Higher Education from Salisbury University.
Katie Sebbane joined the University of Pittsburgh softball staff in August of 2019 and enters her second season as the volunteer assistant coach at Pitt. University of Pittsburgh | Volunteer Assistant Coach | 2019-Present
Seton Hill University | Assistant Coach | 2019
Misericordia University | Graduate Assistant Coach | 2017-18
Playing Career | Salisbury University | 2013-2016
Jordan Davis is the Head Coach of Elgin Community College in Bartlett, IL. Jordan was previously the Head Coach at St. Charles Silverhawks and also provides private instruction at D-Bat Dupage. Jordan is excited to represent the mid west and expose this opportunity to many athletes who will benefit from participation in the CCSL.
Megan was born in Atlanta, GA and played college softball at Kennesaw State University. Megan went Kennesaw State after a four-year career at Morrow High School...was a two-time First Team All Region selection (2000-2001)...2001 All Area selection...Second Team All Area selection in 2000...was a three-year starting letter winner for the Mustangs (1999-2001)...set four Morrow High School single-season records, batting average (.535), on-base percentage (.623), slugging percentage (.605) and hits (23)...was a member of the Peachtree City Elite Travel Team (2000-2001)...was a member of the 2001 Camfast State Championship team...that team placed fourth at the Camfast World Series...set two single-season records with Peachtree City, batting average (.359) and on-base percentage (.508). Megan enjoyed a productive career as a catcher and DH at Kennesaw State. Megan works as an assistant coach to Logan Foulk at Trinity Christian High School.
Jason Jennings can be described as a triple threat with experience in sports, social responsibility and media. Jennings has been involved in youth sports on many levels including; serving as a guest instructor for University of Notre Dame Football Camps from 2011-2016 and has coached high school, college and professional football as well as high school softball and also spent a season as a volunteer college basketball coach. In the area of fitness, he has worked in various size fitness centers and ones in both the public and private sectors. He also spent 14 years within sports entertainment as a pro wrestling referee and executive.
Jennings started his own podcast in 2008 called “The Coach Roges Show,” interviewing athletes, coaches and members within the entertainment industry. In 2017, the show changed to “Clutch Play Radio.” From 2006-2008 he was a play-by-play and color analyst for television and radio stations for various college sports. During the 2006 and 2007 Arena Football League seasons, he was a member of the Arena Football League Writers Association (AFLWA) and was a sports analyst for the online site American Chronicle from 2006-2008. Jennings got his start in
media came in 1999 when he did job shadowing with NBC’s affiliate KSDK in St. Louis, Missouri.
Olivia Brees joined the Wingate coaching staff as a graduate assistant coach in the fall of 2020 after an incredible collegiate career at Baker University, where she played for current Wingate head coach Jamie Stanclift.
One of the most dominant pitchers in NAIA history, Brees was a four-time all-conference and three-time NAIA first team All-American during her Baker career. She got it done on the field and in the classroom, earning first team Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA each of her final two seasons. Brees was named the NAIA Academic All-American of the Year in each of her final two seasons as well. The two-time NFCA and NAIA Scholar-Athlete was named the 2019 NAIA National Pitcher of the Year.
In her senior season when she was named the National Pitcher of the Year, Brees led Baker to a school-record 47 victories. The Wildcats won the conference regular season and tournament titles in 2019. Brees set the school's single season record for wins (35), innings pitched (239 2/3), strikeouts (449), shutouts (12), no-hitters (4), ERA (0.73) and saves during the 2019 season. She finished 35-3 during the historic 2019 season with a 0.73 ERA and 449 strikeouts in 239 2/3 innings pitched. Her 449 strikeouts were not only the most in the NAIA in 2019, but the most in all of college softball.
During her illustrious career, Brees piled up 100 wins, 89 complete games, 32 shutouts and 1,302 strikeouts while compiling a 1.42 career ERA. All are school records, while the strikeouts rank fourth in NAIA history.
Brees was a two-sport star at Baker, earning all-conference honors three times in volleyball while also earning NAIA second team All-American accolades. She was a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete on the volleyball court, while also earning Academic All-District honors.
Brees graduated from Baker in 2019, majoring in Elementary Education with minors in Psychology and Coaching. She is currently working on her Master's Degree at Wingate. At Baker, Brees was a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was the Baker University Senior Student Senate Treasurer and the School of Education Ambassador. In 2019 she was named the Teacher of Promise by the Kansas State Department of Education.
Myers began her professional career with the Akron Racers in 2014 where she was named an All-NPF selection and earned Offensive Player of the Year. She joined the Scrap Yard Dawgs in 2016 and won the Cowles Cup Championship in 2017. In 2018, Myers became a member of the Great Britain National Team. She played internationally with Italy’s Specchiasol Bussolengo in 2019, where she was named MVP, and won the Women’s Italian Premier Cup and European Championship.
Emmans joins the Huskies coaching staff in 2020 after an outstanding collegiate career at St. Cloud State. Emmans played softball with the Huskies from 2016-19, primarily serving as the team's starting catcher.
In her four seasons with St. Cloud State, Emmans earned Second Team All-NSIC honors as a junior and earned Gold Glove honors as a senior. In her final season, Emmans appeared and started in all 61 games as the starting catcher for the Huskies. She earned NSIC Gold Glove honors for her play behind the plate, as she did not commit a single error against conference opponents and was 4-9 on stolen base attemps in NSIC play. At the plate, Emmans concluded the season with a .272 batting average and led the team in runs (54) and home runs (13). She hit a walk off home run to help St. Cloud State beat Sioux Falls 4-3 in the final at bat of her career at Selke Field. As a junior, Emmans earned Second Team All-Conference honors after a breakout season, both behind and at the plate. As the team's starting catcher, Emmans played all 51 games for St. Cloud State and led the team in home runs (11), doubles (19), runs (42), RBI (59) and slugging percentage (.684) during the regular season. The junior also finished second on the team in batting average, as she tallied 54 hits in 155 at bats for a .348 overall batting average prior to the NSIC tournament. Emmans numbers were equally impressive amongst the NSIC, as she ranked second overall in RBI (59) in the conference and ranked in the top-5 in doubles doubles (third) and home runs (fourth) at the end of the regular season. Her numbers were even better in conference play. In 30 conference games, Emmans tallied a team-leading .363 batting average with 33 hits, 10 doubles, five home runs, 29 RBI and 23 runs. In addition to batting average, the junior catcher led the team in hits, doubles, home runs and runs versus NSIC opponents and ranked in the top-10 in the conference in doubles (third) and RBI (seventh).