Campbell University

Campbell University Athletics
78 Dr. McKoy Rd. Buies Creek, NC 27506
Division 1 North Carolina Southeast
Private Medium National competitor

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Sharonda McDonald

Sharonda McDonald, who has played and coached in the Women's College World Series, was named the head softball coach at Campbell University in June of 2018.


McDonald, a 10-year coaching veteran, comes to Campbell after serving this past season as assistant coach at Ohio State. Prior to her time with the Buckeyes, she was an assistant at Florida, LSU and Texas Tech.


As both a player and a coach, McDonald has been a part of eight NCAA Regionals, three NCAA Super Regionals, and two Women's College World Series. She was also the head coach of the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) in 2017.


"We are extremely pleased that Sharonda will lead our softball program," Roller said. "For the past month, I have spoken with countless head coaches across the country, and each conversation eventually led to Sharonda. She's been around championship-caliber teams as both a player and a coach, and we look forward to seeing this transformation with our softball program."


The Houston, Texas, native was a four-time All-Big 12 selection as a player at Texas A&M from 2004-07. She still holds numerous records with the Aggies for most runs scored and stolen bases, while leading the NCAA in 2005 with 48 steals to earn the Golden Shoe Award.


Her 73 consecutive stolen bases during her tenure at Texas A&M tied an NCAA record, and she led the Aggies to the Women's College World Series as a senior for the first time in 20 years. She compiled a .338 batting average throughout her four-year career in College Station.


"I am so grateful for this opportunity to join Campbell and the Big South Conference," McDonald said. "In making this decision, I was so impressed with the overall culture of the university and the leadership of the athletic department. I want to thank Bob Roller and the administration for the faith they have in me to head the softball program.


"I also want to thank my family, who has been a constant support to me. Most importantly, I want to thank God for this incredible blessing. I look forward to getting to campus and going to work with a talented group of athletes."


Following her graduation from A&M with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, McDonald immediately began her collegiate coaching career, while also playing professionally for eight years. A three-time all-NPF selection during her professional career, McDonald garnered the prestigious Diamond Spikes Award in 2012 after hitting .303 with 13 stolen bases for the Akron Racers.


McDonald spent the 2009 season playing with the Fiorini Softball Club of the Italian Professional League. She concluded her professional playing career in 2014 by winning the Cowles Cup as a member of the USSSA Florida Pride team based in Orlando.


McDonald made five coaching stops prior to arriving at Ohio State in 2017. During her two years as assistant coach for the University of Florida, she helped guide the Gators to a record of 114-17 and an appearance in the 2017 Women's College World Series. She was the Gators' recruiting coordinator, playing a vital role in securing two classes that were ranked in the top-10 nationally.


Along with her reputation as a tireless recruiter, McDonald has specialized in all aspects of running the offense, base runners and slap hitters. This past season, she was part of an Ohio State program that was ranked in the Top-25 throughout the regular season and enjoyed its most wins (36) since 2010. The Buckeyes advanced to the NCAA Regionals in Gainesville, Fla., last month.


As an assistant coach at LSU in 2013 and 2014, McDonald and the nationally-ranked Tigers made back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances. While coaching the outfield, McDonald developed A.J. Andrews into an All-American who was among the SEC and NCAA leaders in hits, batting average and stolen bases.


Following her time at LSU, McDonald was named associate head coach at Texas Tech in 2015, leading the recruiting and offensive coaching duties for the Red Raiders.


McDonald spent three seasons (2010-12) as an assistant coach at Ohio University, helping lead the Bobcats to the 2011 Mid-American Conference East Division championship and the MAC championship game.


She began her coaching career as an assistant coach for Texas Southern University in 2009.

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Matt Stewart

Matt Stewart was added to the Campbell softball coaching staff as an assistant coach in July.


Stewart will serve primarily as Campbell's hitting coach and will also coach outfielders. He comes to Buies Creek after a two-year stint at South Carolina as a volunteer assistant coach.


"I'm very excited to have Matt join our staff," McDonald said. "He brings high levels of experience and knowledge from South Carolina. His energy and passion for the game will be a huge asset to our program. Matt's main responsibility will be to run our offense and I have no doubt he will do a great job."


Stewart helped guide the Gamecocks to a 49-17 record, a No. 9 NCAA National Seed and its first Super Regional appearance in 11 years. Under head coach Beverly Smith, he was part of a coaching staff that was named the 2018 Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the NFCA.


At South Carolina, Stewart helped coach a defense that posted a .984 fielding percentage in conference play to lead the SEC. He also assisted in developing USC hitters who posted a program record 66 home runs which was another SEC best.


A two-time graduate of the University of Florida, Stewart earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree from UF in sport management. He spent three seasons on the Florida softball staff serving as a manager for two NCAA Championship teams. In that role, he aided players and coaches in workouts and practices while also helping with scouting reports. He was promoted to graduate assistant for the 2016 season as his responsibilities expanded to formulating practice plans, creating scouting reports and co-coordinating the logistics of a 140-partcipant camp.


This will be the second time Stewart and McDonald have worked alongside each other with the first coming during their stints at Florida as McDonald was an assistant coach for the Gators for two seasons.

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Danielle Glosson

Danielle Glosson was named the pitching coach for the Campbell squad in August of 2018.


Glosson comes to Campbell most recently from High Point University where she served as the Director of Development for Events. In her role for the Panthers, she headed up preparation and execution of Panther Club events – High Point’s athletic booster club.


Before Glosson’s one year stint at High Point, the Winston-Salem native served as an assistant coach and eventual associate head coach at Western Carolina. In her role with the Catamounts she oversaw multiple facets of the team but primarily worked with the pitching staff and outfielders.


At WCU she led the team to a notable win over Virginia Tech and coached the first Western Carolina freshman pitcher to surpass 100 strikeouts in a season. She also coached the Catamounts’ all-time leader in strikeouts (740) and coached one of her players to a perfect game – one of only three thrown in the country during the 2016 season.


Glosson also helped Catamount players to success in the classroom and led the 2016-17 team to a National Fastpitch College Association (NFCA) Division I All-Academic Team honor with a nation leading 3.673 team GPA.


Prior to her coaching career, Danielle played Division I softball at Southern Illinois University. During her four years, Glosson was named the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) pitcher of the year in 2010 in route to a regular season championship. During her senior season, she was named a Lowe’s Senior Class Award Finalist. The award recognizes student-athletes in four different areas including community, classroom, character, and competition.

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