Shawnee State is a new opponent for the Thundering Herd
Assistant coach Kendall Fearn is now in her second season as Marshall's hitting coach. In the 2014 season, Fearn helped the Herd continue its winning tradition in the Conference USA Tournament with yet another trip to the final game against Tulsa. Four batters hit above .300, including Kaelynn Greene's .397 average. The Herd had 448 hits, 28 more than opponents.
Fearn came to Marshall with three years of coaching experience, all of which came at the Division I level. She served as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, her alma mater, while working to earn a master's degree in athletic administration from 2010-11. Fearn accepted a position on the UNLV coaching staff in 2011 and spent an additional year with the Runnin' Rebels before heading east in 2012.
Fearn spent last season as an assistant at Georgia Southern University, where she helped guide the Eagles to an NCAA Gainesville Regional appearance after they captured the 2013 Southern Conference Tournament title.
In her student-athlete days, Fearn was a four-time letter winner at UNLV. She was a two-time Mountain West All-Conference Team selection and earned Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors twice. Fearn helped lead the Runnin' Rebels to a NCAA Regional Appearance in 2009.
Over her career, Fearn played in 228 games and started in 227 at first base and third base. She owned a batting average of .298 with 186 hits, 75 of which went for extra bases. Fearn left UNLV ranked in seven categories in UNLV'S career record book.