Marshall softball plays the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars in Charleston.
Chelsey Barclay enters her third season as Marshall softball's pitching coach. Barclay came to Huntington after working a one-year stint as a graduate assistant pitching coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Barclay has been pivotal to success of the Herd and its pitching staff. Under her reign she has guided Andi Williamson, a 2012 C-USA All-Conference team member and a member of the conference all-tournament team. Williamson collected 25 wins in 2012, the highest amount of victories for a Marshall softball pitcher in a single-season. Barclay also was instrumental in Williamson striking out 268 batters, two shy of the Herd's all-time single-season mark. Williamson also held batters to a .195 batting average, the lowest the history of Marshall pitchers and the only one to be below .200.
The third year coaching guided her staff in 2012 to a 2.23, third best in C-USA. Marshall also held opponents to a .221 batting average, second in the conference. Barclay's pitchers in 2012 also ranked in the top three of strikeouts, hits allowed, runs allowed, earned runs allowed, doubles allowed and home runs allowed.
She also has a strong playing experience, having pitched at Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma State for two years. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2007.
Prior to OSU, the hurler played at West Valley College where she was garnered NorCal Pitcher of the Year accolades for notching an impressive 0.54 ERA and 22 victories. She began her collegiate career at Illinois-Chicago where she helped lead the Flames to a NCAA Regional appearance and earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Newcomer team as a freshman. That year she helped lead UIC to wins over Tennessee and Notre Dame.
Barclay was a standout softball and field hockey athlete at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. She was named all-region and all-conference in softball while also being named the AMHS Athlete of the Year.