Jodi Hermanek adds Kelly Miller and Taylor Schlopy as assistant coaches
Kelly Miller joined Ohio Softball as an assistant coach in August 2012.
Miller comes to Athens from Loretto, Pa., where she was the assistant coach at Saint Francis University. She served as the acting head coach during the months of January and February of the 2012 season. At Saint Francis she worked with student-athletes on their hitting technique, slapping, short game and base running. While at Saint Francis, she had a hand in increasing batting average productivity for all returning starters, increasing the team's home run total, decreasing the team's strikeouts by 84 and increasing the team's slugging and on-base percentages. Her defensive skill set is impressive, as she worked with middle infielders, corner infielders, pitchers and outfielders during her time in Loretto.
Before Saint Francis, Miller was an assistant coach at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga. While there, she was heavily involved in recruiting, strength and conditioning training, as well as the development of offensive and defensive skills.
Miller played softball at Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree. A standout infielder for the Boilermakers, Miller was a Second Team All-Mideast Region selection, a Third Team All-Big Ten selection and helped her school to its first ever NCAA Regional appearance. She then earned a Masters of Kinesiology while serving as an assistant coach in Milledgeville.
"Kelly's energy and passion for the development of the student-athlete is something that excites me about her coaching style," said head coach Jodi Hermanek. "Her story as a student-athlete is one which shows that hard work and effort pays off and that commitment to coaches, teammates and the program can help you to achieve a higher level."