July 15, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Head softball coach Melissa McElvain has announced the addition of former Torero standout Cassidy Coleman to her staff. Coleman, who is USD's all-time leader in strikeouts, will be an assistant coach, mainly working with the Torero pitching staff.
"I feel so blessed and honored to remain part of the USD family. I am beyond excited about the excellent direction this program is going," Coleman said. "I'm happy to be giving back to USD after all it has given me. This is a dream come true."
"Cassidy has played a huge role in improving our program over the past four years. Now as a coach, she is even more eager and motivated to lead our program to conference championships and post-season appearances," Coach McElvain said.
This past season, Coleman earned WCC Pitcher of the Year and was named to the NFCA All-Region Second Team, becoming just the second Torero to earn that honor (Taylor Hensley, 2010 & 2012). On April 4, she threw the third no-hitter in program history, blanking eventual WCC champion BYU. Coleman ended her career with 45 wins, 646 strikeouts, and a 2.10 ERA and is in the top five all-time in every pitching category.
"Cassidy will be an incredibly knowledgeable pitching coach. She understands our system and believes in the values of USD Softball," McElvain added. "As a recent graduate and a standout pitcher at USD, her playing experience and communication skills will help her teach and relate well to our pitching staff and team."
Coleman will officially join Coach McElvain's staff on July 17.