Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University Athletics
132 Chanticleer Drive West Conway, SC 29528
Division 1 South Carolina Southeast
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Kelley Green

Kelley Green enters her ninth year as the head softball coach at Coastal Carolina University. In her career, she has amassed a record of 622-324. In her time with the Chants, Green has posted a record of 278-190, including a 131-76 record in Sun Belt/Big South Conference (106-45 Since 2013).

In 2017, Green led her squad to the school's seventh 30 plus win season with a 32-23 overall record and an 11-16 record in the Sun Belt. The Chanticleer's first year in the Sunbelt Conference ended with a first-round loss to UT-Arlington in the conference tournament. Taty Forbes was named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference as the sophomore concluded the regular season leading the Sun Belt in hitting with a .411 batting average. She also was tied for first in the league with 35 stolen bases and her 39 stolen bases attempts were second.

In 2016, for the second straight season, Green led the Chanticleers to a second place finish in the Big South with an 18-6 record and 37-22 overall record. The 18-win season ranked third best in school history behind the 2014 (20-win) and 2013 (19-win) seasons. Senior catcher Morgan Noad made history individually under Green, becoming the Big South and Coastal Carolina’s all-time home run career leader (75) and RBI leader (217). Noad was named Big South Player of the Year and was an NFCA All-Region third team selection and was one of seven Chanticleers to earn all-conference honors. Green also saw senior Bri Chiusano become the Big South career runs scored leader and saw freshman Taty Forbes named as a top 10 finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year.

In 2015, Green led the Chanticleers to a second place finish in the Big South with a 16-7 record and 33-24 overall record. The Chants defeated Campbell in the first round but fell to Presbyterian in the quarterfinal game. Coastal advanced to the semi-finals of the Big South tournament but fell short of the title game. Led by Green, Kory Hayden and Morgan Noad were selected to the All-Big South first team. Amanda Daneker and Kiana Quolas earned second-team honors while Kailey Mellen and Annie Robinson were named to the All-Freshman team. Green saw Morgan Noad set a new program record for home runs in a season (22) and finished the season ranked 11th in the nation in home runs.

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 an 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.

In her fourth campaign at CCU, Green led the Chanticleers to the Big South Conference regular-season championship - the program's first since 2006 - as they finished the campaign with a 19-5 league record and a 37-22 overall mark. In the Big South tournament, Coastal rallied to post three straight comeback victories over Radford, Liberty, and Winthrop before falling one step short of the title game. 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. Led by Green, Kiana Quolas was selected the Big South Pitcher of the Year and was joined on the All-Big South first team by Kory Hayden. Ashley Bagwell and earned second-team honors, while Bri Chiusano and Morgan Noad were named to the All-Freshman team.

In 2012, 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. 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.

In her first season as a Chanticleer, Green led Coastal to a 27-31 record, which was the best finish since the 2006 season when the Chants won the Big South Tournament and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament. At the 2010 Big South Tournament, the Chants made a good run, playing four games in the double-elimination tournament, including three games on the second day before their effort came up short, falling to Liberty. Jazmin Daigle was named Big South Co-Freshman of the Year while Cacia Pierre earned All-Big South first team honors and Ashley Frederick was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team. The Chants won their first tournament under Green at the CCU Softball Classic, and also tallied a win at South Carolina, the first since 2006.

Prior to Coastal, Green spent the previous 10 years as the head coach at Lock Haven University, where she led the Lady Eagles to two Division II National Championships in four years, capturing the 2006 and 2009 titles and posting a 208-23 record in that time frame. In 2007, LHU was national runner-up and followed it up with a national semifinal appearance in 2008. Her coaching staff was also honored as the Division II National Coaching Staff of the Year for the second time after leading Lock Haven to the National Title and a 51-6 record on the year.

She posted a 346-134 (.721) winning percentage overall at Lock Haven, the winningest coach in school history, and paced the squad to four straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and NCAA Division II Atlantic Region titles. She has had three 50-win seasons in her tenure, including a record-breaking 2006 when Lock Haven posted a program-best 56 wins. The program's rise to national prominence became evident during the 2005 season, when the squad boasted a 35-10 record and the first PSAC West title for LHU since the 1988 season and earned a berth in both the PSAC and NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional tournaments.

Under her direction, senior pitcher Kristin Erb was named the 2006 and 2009 Division II National Pitcher of Year and the winner of Honda Collegiate Women's Sports Award for the Top Female Athlete in Division II both years after leading the Lady Eagles to their national crowns. Green coached more than 30 All-PSAC, 12 All-Region and nine All-America players in her time at Lock Haven. She earned five PSAC Coach of the Year, five National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Regional Coaching Staff of the Year and two NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year awards for her efforts.

Throughout her career, Green has stayed active in the softball community by serving on numerous committees. From 2006-2009, Green served on the NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region All-America committee and was the NFCA Division II representative. Green also served as the coaches' committee chair at Lock Haven from 2004-2008 and was a Division II NCAA softball committee representative in 2008 and 2009.

Prior to her time at Lock Haven, Green spent two seasons playing for the Virginia Roadsters, a team in the Women's Professional Softball League. Green also served two seasons as an assistant coach for the women's softball team at Penn State University from 1996-98, where she was an integral part of the Lady Lions' success and assisted in all facets of the program.

Green's collegiate career was spent at Northwestern University (1992-1996), where she was a three-time All-Big Ten player, and also garnered All-Mideast Region laurels, as well as an A.S.A. third-team All-American certificate in 1995. Upon graduation, Green was the Northwestern single-season and career record holder in hits with 68 in 1994 and a four-year total of 215 base hits, as well as RBIs. In 1996, Green received the Northwestern Outstanding Senior Athlete Award, and also earned her bachelor's degree in education and social policy.

In 1995, the Orange County, Calif. native graduated from the NACWAA/HERS Institute. In 2011, she earned her Master of Science degree in sports administration from California University of Pennsylvania.

Green resides in Myrtle Beach.

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Danielle Penner

Danielle Penner was named Coastal Carolina University Associate Head Coach August 1st, 2017

Penner comes to CCU after serving as head coach at Barry University (Fla.) for the past 12 years. She became the institution's all-time winning coach compiling a 404-210 overall record, including a 184-99 record in the Sunshine State Conference.

Under Penner's leadership, the Bucs won 32 or more games nine times and had winning seasons in 11 of her 12 seasons.

During her 12 seasons she led the Buccaneers to six NCAA Tournament bids and the 2008 SSC Championship, in which they won 35 consecutive games.

Penner has coached 60 All-SSC players, 18 All-Americans, 55 All-Region honorees and 102 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar All-America award winners.

Her softball teams were also classroom leaders as well. They consistently posted GPA's of 3.3 or higher during her 12 years at the helm of the program.

Penner played four seasons at California University Pennsylvania (CUP) where she became one of the most accomplished and decorated players in NCAA Division II softball history. She was voted to the NCAA Division II Silver Anniversary Softball Team.

During her career at CUP, she went 144-15, setting division records for wins and winning percentage (.906). She was a three-time NFCA All-American and earned regional tournament honors in 1996, 1997 and 1998. She was named the MVP in 1997 and 1998 when CUP won the national title.

Penner was perfect on the mound during her four seasons in conference play. She fashioned an 80-0 conference record, earning all-conference honors each season and was named the MVP following her junior and senior campaigns.

In leading CUP to the national title in 1997, Penner won a Division II record 50 games on the mound while only losing three. Her 50 wins against only three losses gave her a .943 winning percentage. Her 0.51 ERA was the nation's best.

In 1998, after leading CUP back to the national title, she earned the NCAA Division II National Softball Player of the Year Award from the NFCA, while also being named the Honda-Broderick Female Athlete of the Year for Division II.

She was a member of Team Ontario from 1994-97. She led the team to the bronze medal at the Canadian National Championships earning MVP honors in 1996.

She graduated from CUP in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and management. She also has a master's degree in sport management and an MBA from Barry University, earning both in 2004

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Kristin Erb

Kristin Erb is in her fifth year on Kelley Green’s staff, serving as an assistant coach, with her primary focus on the development of the pitching staff.

The Chanticleers in 2017 had an overall record of 32-23 but finished 8th in the Sun Belt in their first year of conference play.

Coach Erb's pitching staff had two hurlers finish in the top 10 of the conference in earned run average. Sophomore Ashley Guillette and Senior Taylor Rahbach both had a sub 3.00 ERA and tied each other for 9th in the Sun Belt with 13 victories.

Guillette started 22 times and ended the season with a 13-10 record, a 2.48 ERA which was 7th best in Sun Belt. She also led the conference with four saves, allowed opponents to hit a paltry .190, and struck out 182 in 146 innings which was third best in the conference. Six of her victories were of the seven innings or more and three hits or less.

Rahbach had a 13-9 record with an earned run average of 2.77 (10th SBC )and led the Chants with four shutouts.

In 2016, the Chanticleers finished second in the Big South with an 18-6 record and 37-22 overall record. The 18-win season ranked third best in school history behind the 2014 (20) and 2013 (19) seasons. Under the guidance of Erb, senior pitcher Kelsey Dominik recorded 19 victories, which tied for third-most in the Big South and senior Mackenzie Conrad recorded a Big South-leading four saves in the 2016 season. Also, freshman Ashley Guillette made her first pitching career start against NC State for the Chanticleers as she tied the single-game strikeout record with 13, which set by Ashley Bagwell in 2011. Guillette threw a no-hitter to lead the second-seeded Chanticleers to an 8-0 five-inning victory over #3 seed Liberty in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals.

The Chanticleers finish second in the Big South with a 16-7 record and 33-24 overall record. Coastal advanced to the semi-finals of the Big South tournament but fell short of the title game. Kory Hayden and Morgan Noad were selected to the All-Big South first team. Amanda Daneker and Kiana Quolas earned second-team honors while Kailey Mellen and Annie Robinson were named to the All-Freshman team.

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.

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.

As a player at Lock Haven, Erb amassed one of the greatest playing careers of any Division II softball player in history. She went 168-18 with a 0.389 ERA while recording 1,388 strikeouts and 100 shutouts. She ranks first in Division II history in victories, single-season wins (50), shutouts, games started (171), innings pitched (1,240) and consecutive scoreless innings pitched (86 1/3). In addition, she threw seven career perfect games and 13 no-hitters while being named a four-time NFCA All-American. She was a two-time winner of the Division II Honda Award for National Player of the Year and a three-time Daktronics Pitcher of the Year.

After finishing her playing career for the Eagles, the Reading, Pa., native spent two seasons playing in the NPF, formerly the Women's Pro Softball League. In 2009 she led the Philadelphia Force in wins, ERA and innings pitched and in 2010 she was second on the Tennessee Diamonds in ERA and innings pitched.

Erb graduated from Lock Haven University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in sports administration.

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