Kelly Shannon is set to begin her eighth season (2017 season) as the Bald Eagles head coach.
In 2016, Shannon cracked the 150 win barrier finishing the season with 177 total wins.
The Bald Eagles earned a NCAA tournament berth (Atlantic 2 Regional) by finishing with an overall record of 36-19 and 14-6 in conference winning 12 of the last 17 games entering the NCAA tournament.
Highlighting the season was Bekah Slattery who was named the PSAC Central Division Pitcher of the Year. Michelle Holweger, Rachel Mouillesseaux, and Mckenna Garlock all joined Slattery on the All-PSAC Central team.
She also helped lead four players to All-Region honors. Bekah Slattery earned first team All-Atlantic Region/District two honors while McKenna Garlock and Rachel Mouillesseaux earned second team. Michelle Holweger earned second team NFCA All-Atlantic Region team.
LHU continued to excel in the classroom where nine players earned NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete honors.
Shannon’s career record after the 2016 season is 177-143, 75-64 PSAC.
Following the 2015 season, four players earned All-Conference honors, including McKenna Garlock who earned PSAC First Team East honors. The trio of Sarah Schwalm, Rachel Mouillesseaux and Nicole Smith all earned Second Team honors.
The Bald Eagles also dominated in the classroom last season with seven players earning NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete honors.
LHU went 15-27 overall and 11-17 in PSAC play in 2015.
Lock Haven finished the 2014 season 19-26 overall and the Bald Eagles were 12-16 in PSAC East play. LHU went a sensational 12-5 over the last 17 games of the season, as it did everything it could to rally down the stretch for a playoff spot.
Highlighting the 2013 season, was Shannon’s 100th career win. Just her fourth season as head coach, Shannon picked up her 100th win quickly and in 2013, it also marked the fourth season where she won at least 22 games.
In the 2013 season, Shannon led the Bald Eagles to 29-15 overall and 11-5 in conference mark. 2013 marked Lock Haven's 10th straight post-season appearance and third straight NCAA Tournament. LHU entered the 2013 NCAA Tournament 28-14 overall and despite a 0-2 performance at the PSAC Tournament and a four-game losing skid to close the regular season, The Haven received the No. 5 seed.
Shannon led six Bald Eagles to All-PSAC Central honors in 2013 season. Bridgette Clarke, Nicole Smith, Alicia Cacciotti, Taylor Magee, Brianna Jennings, and Chelsea Edwards earned All-PSAC honors. Clarke was named the NFCA All-Atlantic Region Second Team.
The 2012 team made a huge late-season run into the post-season led by Shannon. After going, 11-5 in PSAC Central play and claiming the regular-season title, Lock Haven advance to the title game of the Atlantic Region Championships. Shannon coached numerous players-of-the-week and guided LHU's Nicole Smith to the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NCAA Division II Second Team honors.
In 2011 the Bald Eagles made a run for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship falling short in the title game. Shannon coached four All-Conference players including the Freshman of the Year.
The 2010 team earned a spot in the PSAC Central semi-final. Shannon coached two All PSAC Central Second Team selections.
In her previous seven seasons, Shannon is 177-143 as head coach at Lock Haven.
Prior to being named the head coach, Shannon served as the top assistant coach with The Haven program from 2003 to 2009, where she assisted in all facets of the game including recruiting.
Shannon was LHU’s primary pitching coach and a big reason behind the success of Kristin Erb, who capped off her career as one of the most dominating pitchers NCAA softball has ever seen, as Erb shattered numerous school, conference and NCAA records.
Shannon was named 2009 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Coaching Staff of the Year following Lock Haven’s second National Championship.
The 2006 and 2009 softball squads won the NCAA Division II National Softball Championship.