| Head Coach
|| Shelli Manson
|| (573) 592-5328 |
| Assistant Coach
|| Krissi Oliver
|| (573) 592-5328|
Head Coach Shelli Manson
Shelli Manson joined the athletic staff as women’s softball coach in the summer of 2009. In addition to her coaching duties, Manson teaches physical education.
Manson has a 59-93 overall record in her five years at Westminster. She brought the Blue Jays to the second consecutive SLIAC Tournament last season. The team placed fourth in the SLIAC with an 11-7 conference record and posted a 14-22 overall record for the 2014 season. On March 22, Manson won her 50th career game with a 6-5 win over Blackburn College.
Manson came to Westminster from Louisiana Tech University, where she served as an assistant coach for three years. While at Louisiana Tech, she helped lead the 2008 team to become the WAC Tournament Champions. She coached five First Team All-WAC athletes, five Second Team All-WAC athletes, the 2008 WAC Tournament MVP and the 2009 WAC Player of the Year.
Manson played in the Professional Fastpitch X-treme Tour in 2006.
From 2004-06, Manson served as a graduate assistant at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. She helped coach the 2005 HCAC champions. She graduated in 2006 with a Master's of Education with a sports science track.
Manson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, in 2003. While in college, Manson was a four-year varsity starter and a member of the 2001 Division III National Championship team. Her team was NCAA Division III regional runners-up in 1999, 2000 and 2002 and set a national record with a 34-game winning streak. She was named to the 2002 All-Central Region Third Team and to the First Team All-OAC in 1999 (catcher) and 2002 (outfield).
Milestone Wins At Westminster
1st Westminster Win: vs. Blackburn, W 12-4, March 6, 2010.
1st Career Win: vs. Blackburn, W 12-4, March 6, 2010.
50th Career Win: vs. Blackburn W 6-5, March 22, 2014.
Yearly Coaching Records
Assistant Coach Krissi Oliver
Krissi Oliver joined the Westminster College athletic staff as an assistant softball coach and recruiter in the fall of 2010. She also helps with the football and basketball statistics.
Oliver is a 2010 graduate of Louisiana Tech University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She was a Division I starter for the Louisiana Tech softball team from 2006-09 as a pitcher and an outfielder. She helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2008 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) championship title and was named the WAC Tournament MVP. While Oliver was a member of the team, she was named First Team All-State LSWA and was a two time Second Team All-WAC. Her career high is a nine inning shutout in the Bulldog win over Auburn in the NCAA Tournament.
Oliver continued her softball career in the professional setting in 2009 when she went to play in the Netherlands for the Tex Town Tigers. She drove in the winning run to become the regular season champions. They participated in the Europa Cup in Italy where they finished in sixth. She recorded a win and a save during her professional softball career.
On top of the assistant coaching position, Oliver works at the Options Daycare in the Fulton School District and is a private fastpitch pitching instructor for girls (8-18 years). Prior to taking the assistant coach job, she was an intern pitching instructor for a top pitching coach in Arizona.