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MSU hires Sharonda McDonald-Kelley as next head softball coach

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Michigan State softball officially has a new head coach.

The Spartans announced on Friday the hiring of Sharonda McDonald-Kelley as the new head softball coach at Michigan State. McDonald-Kelley comes from Campbell, where she guided the Camels to a 101-81 record over the last four seasons, winning Big South tournament titles with the Camels in 2021 and 2022. Additionally, she led the Camels to back-to-back NCAA Regionals in the last two seasons.

“I want to thank God for this incredible opportunity,” McDonald-Kelley said in a statement. “… The vision for the softball program and the investment into that vision was clear to me from the beginning. I could feel the pride ingrained in the culture of Michigan State athletics and know I will have the full support of the administration. Core values and family are very important to me. My family and I are excited to embrace the Spartan culture and become part of the community.”

McDonald-Kelley will take over for longtime Spartans head coach Jacquie Joseph, who retired this offseason after guiding the program for 29 seasons.

Click on the tweet below to learn more about McDonald-Kelley and to read the official press release from the Spartans:

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