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Kelly Kovach Schoenly
American softball player and coach

Kelly Kovach Schoenly

Kelly Kovach Schoenly
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Intro American softball player and coach
Is Sports coach Softball player
From United States of America
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Gender female
Education
University of Michigan
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Michigan Wolverines softball
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Biography

Kelly Kovach Schoenly is an American softball coach and former softball player. She has been the head softball coach at Ohio State since June 2012. She previously served as the head softball coach at Miami (Ohio) from 2006 to 2012. She has also been an assistant coach at Michigan and Penn State.

Kovach Schoenly played college softball at the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1995. She was selected as a first-team NFCA All-American in 1995 and a CoSIDA Academic All-American for 1994–1995. She was also named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year in 1992 and Pitcher of the Year in 1992 and 1995.

Early years

Kovach Schoenly grew up in western Pennsylvania and played softball, basketball and volleyball at Baldwin High School in suburban Pittsburgh. In 2012, she was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Hall of Fame.

University of Michigan

Kovach Schoenly played college softball at the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1995. In four years at Michigan, she appeared in 142 games, including 112 starts (ranking 4th in Michigan history in both categories). She ranks among Michigan's all-time leaders in career wins (72 -7th), career strikeouts (465 – 7th), career shutouts (33 – 6th), innings pitched (769.0 – 4th), and career complete games (81 – 6th). She was selected as a first-team NFCA All-American in 1995 and a CoSIDA Academic All-American for 1994–1995. She was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year in 1992 and Pitcher of the Year in 1992 and 1995. She was also a co-captain of Michigan's 1995 softball team.

Kovach was also a solid batter in college. On April 1, 1995, she hit a grand slam against Indiana, only the second grand slam in Michigan softball history. She also had 61 RBIs and 21 doubles in 1995, both of which were Michigan single-season records at the time.

Kovach received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Michigan in 1995. She also received a master's degree in elementary mathematics education from Michigan in 1998.

Coaching career

Kovach Schoenly was encouraged to pursue coaching rather than elementary education by her collegiate coach at Michigan, Carol Hutchins. She began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Michigan from 1995 to 1998. The Wolverines advanced to the Women's College World Series in all three years while Schoenly was an assistant coach.

From 1998 to 2006, Schoenly was an assistant softball coach at Penn State. During her eight years at Penn State, the softball team received six NCAA Tournament berths.

In 2006, on the recommendation of Michigan head coach Carol Hutchins, Kovach Schoenly was hired as the head softball coach at Miami (Ohio). She was the head coach at Miami from 2006 to 2012 and compiled a 188–152–1 in six seasons at Miami. She is Miami's all-time winningest coach with 188 career victories. Her teams at Miami won two MAC tournament titles (2009 and 2012) and also received two NCAA Tournament berths (2009 and 2012).

In June 2012, she was named head softball coach at Ohio State. In her first season at Ohio State, she led the Buckeyes to a 34–22 record.

Personal

Kovach Schoenly is married to tennis pro Doug Schoenly. They have a daughter, Danielle.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Miami RedHawks (Mid-American Conference)
2007 Miami 26–35–1 14–8 3rd
2008 Miami 23–27 13–9 3rd
2009 Miami 33–24 13–9 2nd NCAA Regionals
2010 Miami 33–24 14–8 2nd
2011 Miami 32–22 13–9 2nd
2012 Miami 41–21 16–6 1st NCAA Regional
Miami: 188–153–1 (.551) 83–49 (.629)
Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten Conference)
2013 Ohio State 34–22 10–13 8th
2014 Ohio State 30–25 13–10 T-6th
2015 Ohio State 30–22 12–11 6th
2016 Ohio State 34–20–1 13–9–1 6th NCAA Regionals
2017 Ohio State 35–18 15–8 3rd NCAA Regionals
2018 Ohio State 36–16 14–8 T-4th NCAA Regionals
2019 Ohio State 35–18 17–6 4th NCAA Regional
2020 Ohio State
Ohio State: 234–141–1 (.624) 94–65–1 (.591)
Total: 422–294–2 (.589)

           
           
           
     

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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