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Glenville State College hires new softball coach

GLENVILLE — Glenville State College Athletic Director Jesse Skiles announced the hiring of Sara Scoone as the new head softball coach.

“Coach Scoone has won at every level during her career, and is one of the most competitive individuals I knew during my time at Wesleyan. It is also important to note that she comes from the coaching tree of the legendary Steve Warner, who has accumulated 1075 career wins…there is value in that pedigree, stated GSC AD Jesse Skiles. I had Sara in class and her work ethic was something I noted. We feel that will be a very valuable asset in her recruiting efforts, and also in player development,” added Skiles.

A native of Naples, Fla., Scoone played softball at West Virginia Wesleyan College and had an outstanding career there. She competed in three straight Super Regional competitions, competed in four straight Regional competitions, played in four straight MEC Conference Tournaments while winning two MEC Softball Championships, was a Two-Time MEC Second Team All-Conference player, and competed in the 2017 NCAA DII National Tournament finishing third in the nation.

“I’m beyond excited to begin my Head Coaching career at Glenville State College and to continue to be a part of the highly competitive Mountain East Conference. I will now be looking to add a top notch pitching coach to my staff. I look forward to getting everyone back to campus and to hit the ground running,” stated Scoone.

She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Business. She then joined the coaching staff at WVWC as an assistant coach. While serving as an assistant for the Bobcats, she was in charge of coordinating team strength and conditioning plans, worked with catchers, infielders, and outfielders, organized winter and summer clinics and camps, helped with recruiting, and was the Head Coach of the JV program. She earned her MBA from WVWC this past May.

She also worked in Admissions at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Additionally, Scoone was a softball coordinator for Top Prospect Sports in Morgantown, West Virginia. She oversaw all softball related functions held at the facility and managed and supervised several employees while conducting camps, clinics, and group lessons.

From 2018 until 2019 she served as a 14U Travel Ball Coach for the WHR Power in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She introduced games and drills, increased player strength, agility and game skill through successful practices, promoted proper stretching, warm-ups and coordinated exercises to prevent sport injuries, and directed ambitious practice sessions to boost athletic abilities and teamwork.

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