Kelley Green enters her fourth year as the head softball coach at Coastal Carolina University.
In her third season, Green guided the Chanticleers to their most successful campaign in more than a decade as they finished with a 44-20 overall record, won the Big South Conference Tournament and notched a victory in NCAA Regional play. The 44 wins equaled the single-season school record set in 1994. The Chants finished second in the conference in the regular season and then went 5-1 in the Big South Tournament, capped by a 4-1 win over Charleston Southern for their first conference tourney title since 2006. Returning to the NCAA Regionals for the first time in six seasons, Coastal rebounded from an opening-game loss to host Georgia and defeated Georgia Southern 2-1 for its first NCAA Regional win since 2000. The Chants' season ended the following game with a 5-3 loss to North Carolina. Green recorded her 400th career collegiate victory on February 11th when the Chanticleers beat George Mason 4-3. Green takes a 442-218 career record into the 2013 season, including a 96-84 mark at Coastal. Under Green, three Chants earned First Team All-Big South Conference honors in 2012 as pitcher Kiana Quolas and utility player Sarah Maples joined third baseman and Big South Freshman of the Year Kory Hayden.
During her second season at the helm of the program, Green led the Chants to a 25-34 overall record and a fifth place finish in the Big South Conference with a record of 7-11. The Chants had a strong showing at the 2011 Big South Softball Championship, pulling off two upsets. Heading into the tournament Coastal, who was ranked #5, beat the #4 seed Charleston Southern by a score of 8-0. In the match Sarah Maples hit her first career grand slam. The Chanticleers then faced #1 seed Radford and pulled off the 2-1 upset. Radford was able to turn around the next day and outlast the Chants 6-5 in the rematch and the Chanticleers season would come to an end after an 11-3 loss to the Highlanders.
Allanna (Ali) Ferrari enters her fourth season with the Coastal Carolina softball team and her first as Associate Head Coach. Ferrari has assisted with all aspects of the program, helping to lead the Chanticleers to a school-record equaling 44 victories last season, including a Big South Tournament championship and a win in the NCAA Regional. Ferrari coached three First Team All-Big South Conference players in 2012 with pitcher Kiana Quolas and utility player Sarah Maples joining third baseman and Big South Freshman of the Year Kory Hayden.
Coastal Carolina ended the 2010-2011 season with an overall record of 25-34 and took fifth in the Big South Conference after going 7-11. Chelsea Pineda was named to the All-Big South Second Team as catcher and Sarah Maples earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic team. Brooke Donovan was named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Player of the Week three times during her freshman campaign,Ashley Bagwell received the honor twice during the 2010-11 season and Jesse Winans took the honor once.
During her first season Ferrari helped lead the Chanticleers to their best finish since 2006 and a nice run in the Big South Tournament. Also, in her first year, she had a Big South co-Freshman of the Year honor in Jazmin Daigle and All- Big South first team honor in Cacia Pierre.
Kristin Erb enters her first season on Kelley Green's staff serving as an assistant coach her primary focus on the development of the pitching staff.
Erb joins 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.
Before joining the staff at James Madison, Erb served a one-year stint as the pitching coach at Austin Peay and oversaw all aspects of the team's pitching staff, including developing in season and off season pitching workouts and charting the pitching staff for evaluation. Erb also spent a season as an assistant coach with Lock Haven University, where she worked with the team's pitchers and catchers and also served as the first base coach.
Director of Operations
Jessica Forrester joined Kelley Green's staff as the program's first director of softball operations in July 2012.
A native of Spring City, Pa., Forrester's primary responsibilities as director of softball operations include facilitating team and individual workouts, setting up practice and coordinating camps. Forrester will also supervise the programs' video services.
Forrester previously served as the head softball instructor at the Bases Loaded Training Facility in Montevallo, Ala., and served as an assistant softball coach at McAdory High School in McCalla, Ala.
During her playing career at Lock Haven, Forrester helped the Lady Eagles to four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference division and tournament championships as well as four regional championships.
Forrester graduated from Lock Haven in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sport administration. She married her husband Sean in June of 2010.