KELI HARRELL | Assistant Coach
Keli Harrell enters her first season as the assistant coach for the ULM softball program. Harrell will serve as pitching coach for the Warhawks.
Harrell began her amateur career at East Carolina University and was a first-team all-conference selection and Conference USA Preseason Pitcher of the Year in 2006. Additionally, Harrell currently stands atop the career saves leaderboard (14) and second in career strikeouts (948) at ECU.
A native of Greenville, N.C., Harrell spent majority of her post-college era close to home, becoming a graduate assistant for her alma mater immediately completing her undergraduate degree in 2007. Harrell further developed her skills in recruiting, mentoring, and training athletes and organizing budget and travel en route to being part of an ECU staff that was named Conference USA Coaching Staff of the Year and Mideast Region Staff of the Year in 2010.
While in graduate school at ECU, Harrell spent her summers as a pitcher in professional softball, beginning in Michigan before travelling overseas to the Netherlands and Austria. Harrell led the Twins (Netherlands) to the semifinals in league play and led the European Cup in strikeouts for the Superfund Wanderers (Austria).
Following her professional career, Harrell further honed her skills as an interim assistant softball coach at Queens University of Charlotte before spending the next three years as a coach for South Central High School in Winterville, N.C., leading the Falcons to two Coastal Conference Championships (3A).
Harrell returned to her alma mater once more in January 2015 as interim assistant softball coach before joining Lyon’s staff.
Harrell holds a bachelor’s degree in family and community services and a master’s degree in sport management from ECU.
JENNY ROHN | Graduate Assistant Coach
Head ULM softball coach Corey Lyon is excited to announce Jenny Rohn has joined the Warhawks as a Graduate Assistant Softball Coach for the 2016-17 season, primarily responsible for infield and hitting. Rohn will have an immediate impact with our players on and off the field, as she comes to us after a coaching stint at Harvard University under the direction of Coach Jenny Allard, the Ivy League’s longest-tenured coach (23 years) and most successful.
At Harvard, Rohn helped guide the Crimson to an undefeated 2016 regular season record of 12-0 at home, 29-17 overall (.630), 16-4 conference (.800), a North Division Championship, and seven players with All-Ivy League Honors. Among these Ivy honors, two players took home the titles for Pitcher of the Year (Morgan Groom) and Rookie of the Year (Rhianna Rich), and were all region. Rohn was primarily responsible for the outfielders and hitters. Harvard had seven players hitting over .300. Maddy Kaplan, sophomore outfielder, was named NFCA Division 1 All Region honors, Ivy League Best Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Ivy Honors with a .472 average, 2nd highest in program history. Senior outfielder, Zoe Galindo, received Second Team All-Ivy League honors.
After coaching at Harvard, Rohn was named head coach of Birmingham Groves High School Varsity softball team. In her short time there, she led the team to a District Championship, and Rohn was named MHSSCA 2016 Division 1 District Coach of the Year.
Rohn’s softball playing career was at Western Michigan University, where she was a captain her junior and senior seasons and played infield/outfield, primarily center field her final two seasons. She started in 156 of the 197 games she played and during her senior season she helped lead the Broncos to the MAC Championship game and finished with a .351 batting average, a .513 slugging percentage and a .395 on-base percentage with 54 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 29 RBIs; 12 doubles tied for most on the team and 29 RBIs tied for second most, and Rohn batted .397 during conference play, eighth best in the league. Some of her accolades at Western were Second Team All-MAC selection, MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete 2014-2015 academic season, Academic All MAC 2012 - 2015, MAC Player of the Week, Rohn’s most memorable moments were breaking up a no-hitter against the nations 5th ranked Big Ten opponent the University of Michigan; 3 home runs her senior season in MAC conference play including a grand slam.
In addition to her experience at Harvard and Birmingham Groves, Rohn was also a hitting and skills instructor at Premier Softball in Troy, Michigan, as well as a Head Softball Coach for the Birmingham Jags 12U - 16U travel softball organization for 4 years. She also spent her college summers playing with the Hooters 23U travel team and won the Women’s USSSA 2014 National Championship and in 2013 they were runners up and Rohn who played shortstop was named the USSSA Best Defensive Player of the tournament.
Rohn, a native of Rochester Hills, Mich., graduated from Western Michigan in December 2015 Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Elementary Education with minors in Mathematics and Social Studies. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Psychology at ULM.
JESSICA GUY | Volunteer Assistant Coach
Guy enters her first season as a vounteer assistant under coach Corey Lyon. The Vancouver, Wash. native played two seasons as an outfielder under Jacksonville State alum, coach Meadow McWhorter, at Mount Hood Community College. She earned NFCA All-America honors as a sophomore and Southern Region Player of the Year as a freshman. She led MHCC to a combined 69-18 record, a Southern region title, and back-to-back NWAC championships. She was named the MHCC Female Athlete of the Year in 2011 and earned a Southern Region First Team honor. Guy also earned NWAACC all-academic honors as a sophomore.
She then transferred to Jacksonville State University where she finished her playing career as an outfielder and designated hitter under long time coach Jana McGinnis. Guy appeared in 98 games for the Gamecocks and made 87 starts during her two-year JSU career. The Gamecocks won the 2013 Ohio Valley Championship which gave them a birth to the 2013 NCAA regional tournament which was held in Tuscaloosa.