|HEAD COACH KALEY SCEARCY|
Kaley Scearcy enters her inaugural season as head softball coach, and her third year overall with the program, after helping to guide the team for two years as a coaching assistant under veteran coach Rob Stack. In 2016 and 2017, her two seasons at CSC, the Eagles unquestionably enjoyed their greatest success ever, racking up a combined 61 overall wins, 46 RMAC wins, five conference tournament wins, and back-to-back top-four finishes in the league standings. The program also received its first-ever regional rankings during that span.
Under Scearcy's guidance, the CSC softball team had its finest defensive season in terms of fielding percentage in 2016, and followed it up with the third-best season in 2017. The Eagles also had two of their top five batting seasons all-time, and two of the top three seasons ever for RBI and on-base percentage.
Scearcy was instrumental in redesigning the Eagles' strength and conditioning programs, where the team showed great gains over the past two years. She also helped to identify softball talent and traveled around Colorado and Nebraska scouting high school players for recruiting purposes.
Prior to Chadron State, Scearcy attended NCAA Division II Southwest Minnesota State University, where she accumulated 107 starts in 133 career games as an infielder and was elected captain her senior season. Her senior year she led her team with a batting average of .338 in a team-high 142 at-bats.
A native of Mankato, Minnesota, Scearcy received a bachelor's degree in exercise science and coaching from SMSU, and completed a master's in sport and recreation management at Chadron State College in 2017.