USC Salkehatchie is pleased to announce that Siara Shelton has been hired as its new head softball coach.
“I am super excited to have this opportunity to be a part of this program,” Shelton said. “Coach Bellamy built a successful program and I cannot wait to see what this team does in the spring. I am thankful for Director of Athletics Jane Brewer and the rest of the hiring committee for this opportunity and trusting me with this amazing program. While there are so many people that I could list, I do want to mention how thankful I am for Limestone Head Coach Amy Yates and everything she has done for me from a player standpoint to now. I am ready to start this journey with this amazing group of girls and to see what lies ahead for us.”
Coach Shelton has Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Limestone College and a Master of Science in College Athletics Administration from Coker University. While at Limestone College, she played softball all four years and was an All-Conference player.
Coach Shelton most recently served as an assistant softball coach at Presbyterian College and also has experience as an assistant coach at Coker University, as a travel ball coach and a private softball instructor.
“We are thrilled to have Coach Shelton join the coaching staff at USC Salkehatchie,” Athletic Director Jane Brewer said. “Her past experience, along with her South Carolina connections for recruiting and her immediate connection to our current softball players, make her a great fit for this job. We look forward to her continuing the winning ways Coach Bellamy had established here at Salk.”
Coach Shelton replaces Coach Kenneth Bellamy who moved to Mercer University, a four year program in Georgia.