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We are excited to announce TJ’s new head softball coach, Lisa Kelley.  Welcome, Coach Kelley!

Email: Lisa_Kelley@dpsk12.org

 

COACHING SKILLS:

Hitting, Slapping, Infield, Outfield, Catching, Baserunning (Fundamentals through Advanced levels)

Curriculum and Training Schedule Development, Scouting

Admin (Budget, NCAA Compliance, Travel Logistics)

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

2019-2016 Assistant Coach, Colorado American Freedom, Rocky Mountain Girls Fastpitch Association

2005-2019 Hitting Instructor, 9th Place Finish in 16U ASA Nationals, Acers Glenn (2006)

2010-2007 Head Coach, Washington Nighthawks

2004-2005 Assistant Coach, Centralia College, Washington

2005-2002 Assistant Coach, Washington Heat

2000           Assistant Coach, New Mexico State University

1998-1999 Assistant Coach, Nicholls State University

1993           Assistant Coach, Wm. S. Hart Baseball and Softball League

Coached teams in 5 states, with 3 colleges, and multiple organizations stretching back 20+ years.  Numerous Showcase Championship Wins, Tournament Championship Wins, and National Competition Placements.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER ACCOLADES RECEIVED UNDER MY SOFTBALL INSTRUCTION AND TUTELAGE:

20+ previous student-athletes have earned scholarships to play College Softball.

One of my former players earned Rookie of the Year Honors and became a DIII National Champion.

Another earned a spot on the Coaching Staff of the Year.

One of my Assistant Coaches recently became the Athletic Director at a DIII Institution.

29+ players made their High School All-League Teams in Washington, over the course of 6 years of my coaching in WA.

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: 

  • University of Michigan, Women’s College World Series Player, Centerfield/Middle Infield

1997     NCAA #15 “Toughest to Strike Out”, Division 1 Softball

1994     ASA Gold Nationals, Center Field

1994     ASA Gold California State Champions, Center Field

1994     California Interscholastic Federation, First Team Second Base

1992     ASA California State Champions, Right Field

1992     ASA 16U Nationals, Right Field

1992     California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Finals, Shortstop

1992     Foothill League Champions, Shortstop

1991     AFA 16U Nationals Finalist, Right Field

1990     ASA Pacific Coast Championship, Catcher

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: 

Member:  National Fastpitch Coaches Association (2019-2000)

Member:  Union of Concerned Scientists

 

EDUCATION: 

  1. A., Anthropology—Specialty Archaeology, New Mexico State University, 2002.
  2. A., Anthropology—Emphasis Archaeology, University of Michigan, 1998.

Interested in playing softball this fall? Practice begins on August 12th and will be held at TJ from 3 to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Make sure you bring your Golden Ticket to practice or you cannot participate until you get the ticket.  

 

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