Kelley Green is in her sixth year as the head softball coach at Coastal Carolina University.
The 2014 season was an especially memorable one for both Green and the Chanticleers. For leading Coastal to its second straight Big South Conference regular-season championship and the most league wins in the conference's history (a 20-4 record), Green was honored as the Big South's Coach of the Year for the first time. The Chants advanced to the championship game of the Big South Tournament and finished with a 41-15 record, the program's second 40-win season in three years and fourth in school history. Coastal also posted its highest-ever finish in the national RPI rankings, coming in 55th. Along the way, Green recorded her 500th career victory as a collegiate head coach on March 26 when CCU defeated Campbell 8-1. Green also saw Kiana Quolas pitch a no-hitter in a win over North Carolina and Kory Hayden break the school's career home run record on April 6. Quolas repeated as both the Big South's unanimous Pitcher of the Year and a NFCA All-Region second team pick and was one of seven Chanticleers to earn all-conference honors. Quolas, Hayden and Bri Chiusano ranked among the top 10 nationally in several categories throughout the season, with Chiusano recording the second-most stolen bases in the country. The trio was joined on the All-Big South first team by Morgan Noad and Ashley Bagwell, while Sara Rasley and Amanda Daneker were named to the second team.
Green now holds a 520-255 career record, including a 174-121 mark at Coastal and a 65-40 record in Big South Conference games (39-9 the last two seasons).
Associate Head Coach
Allanna (Ali) Ferrari is in her sixth year with the Coastal Carolina softball team and her second as Associate Head Coach, assisting with all aspects of the program.
She has helped guide the Chanticleers to back-to-back Big South Conference regular-season championships the last two seasons. In 2014, Coastal finished 41-15 for the program's second 40-win season in three years (fourth in school history) while advancing to the Big South Tournament's championship game. The Chants finished the regular-season with a 20-4 record in conference play, the most league victories ever for a Big South team. Coastal also posted its highest-ever finish in the national RPI rankings, coming in 55th. Additionally, Kiana Quolas, Kory Hayden and Bri Chiusano ranked among the 10 nationally in several different categories throughout the season and were among seven Chanticleers to earn all-conference honors. The trio was joined on the All-Big South first team by Morgan Noad and Ashley Bagwell, while Sara Rasley and Amanda Daneker were named to the second team. Quolas was also named to the NFCA All-Region second team for the second straight year.
Coastal posted a 37-22 overall record in 2013, including a 19-5 mark in league play to earn the program's first Big South regular-season title since 2006. The Chants finished the season leading the conference in all major team pitching categories and offensively broke a school-record by hitting 70 home runs. Ferrari coached five 2013 All-Big South honorees as Kiana Quolas was named Pitcher of the Year and joined Kory Hayden on the first team, while Ashley Bagwell earned second-team honors and Bri Chiusano and Morgan Noad were selected to the All-Freshman Team.
Kristin Erb is in her third year at Coastal Carolina as an assistant coach, with her primary focus on the development of the pitching staff.
Under Erb, Coastal's pitching has led the Big South Conference in every major category each of the last two years and ranked among the top 10 in the nation in 2014. The Chanticleers finished 2014 with a 1.61 team ERA, ranking as the sixth-lowest in the NCAA. Individually, Kiana Quolas ranked eighth nationally with a 1.29 ERA, the fourth-best in school history, and totaled 27 wins, the second-most by a Chant pitcher in a single season. Quolas was an NFCA All-Region second team selection and the unanimous Big South Pitcher of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 and, guided by Erb, pitched a no-hitter against North Carolina on March 12, 2014. Teammate Ashley Bagwell joined Quolas on the All-Big South first team as a pitcher last season while posting a career-best 2.01 ERA and she finished her Coastal career ranked second in program history with 638 strikeouts.
Erb joined the Chanticleer staff after spending the 2012 season at James Madison University where she served as the pitching coach and was responsible for all coaching aspects of the pitching staff as well as working with the catchers in the development of game-calling strategies. In 2012, under the direction of Erb, the Dukes pitching staff produced eight shutouts while lowering the team ERA from 3.67 in 2011 to 3.03. In addition, the pitching staff lowered opponents' batting average 25 points over the previous year and produced 50 more strikeouts.
Director of Softball Operations
Jessica Winans is in her first year on Kelley Green's staff as the director of softball operations.
Winans' primary duties include facilitating team and individual workouts, setting up practice and coordinating camps. She will also oversee the program's video production.
Winans was a four-year starter at shortstop for the Coastal Carolina softball team, playing in 224 career games, while helping the Chanticleers to two Big South Conference regular-season championships and one Big South Tournament title. She was a member of the Big South All-Tournament team in 2013, and ranks fourth in CCU history with 94 walks and tied for 10th with 21 home runs. She also totaled 118 hits, including 21 doubles and five triples, along with 83 RBIs and 94 runs scored.