Jodi Hermanek adds Kelly Miller and Taylor Schlopy as assistant coaches
Taylor Schlopy joined Ohio Softball as an assistant coach in August 2012.
Schlopy travels from one Athens to another to begin her time with the Bobcats, as she spent time as both a player and an intern with the nationally ranked University of Georgia Softball Program. An incredibly consistent player for the Bulldogs, Schlopy started 252 games and hit .354 during her four years in Athens. The outfielder belted 41 home runs, drove in 149 runs and scored 255 of her own. She also brings significant international and professional experience to the Bobcats, as she played for the Akron Racers during the past two seasons and started on the USA Softball Team in 2009 at the Japan Cup.
Nationally recognized for her stellar play in college, Schlopy was a Second Team All-American, named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll, the All-SEC First Team, the All-Southeast Region Team and First Team All-America by Louisville Slugger/NFCA and Easton.
Most recently, Schlopy spent time at Arkansas State, organizing and helping to run a player clinic. This was shortly after she spent the fall of 2011 interning with the University of Georgia Softball Program, where she ran offensive and defensive practices for the Bulldogs.
"Taylor has an impressive pedigree at the highest levels of the game," Hermanek said. "She has performed on the biggest stages in softball. With that, her hitting style, mechanics and eye is one that I'm honored to bring within the staff. We've traditionally been a heavily offensive-minded program and I think that coach Schlopy is really going to assist in the growth of our student-athletes for years to come."