Kelly Cheshier returns for her 16th season as an assistant coach for the Bellevue University softball team in 2018. Cheshier’s main responsibilities for the Bruins involve working with the pitching staff, player development, and signal calling.
Before becoming a mainstay on the coaching staff, Cheshier played two seasons as a Bruin in 1999 and 2000, earning NAIA and NFCA All-American status. Cheshier ranks third in batting average (.409), fourth in school history in slugging percentage (.694) and ninth in home runs (20). As a pitcher, Cheshier has the lowest earned run average (ERA) in program history, 1.43, in 309.0 innings pitched. She posted a two-year career record of 37-12.
In addition to her playing accolades, Cheshier coached Omaha Gross Catholic High School for four years, which included two Nebraska state tournament appearances. Her other credentials include a three-year coaching stint at Omaha Skutt Catholic High School from 2000 to 2003.
Cheshier and her husband, Eric, live in Omaha with their two children, Cyrus and Haley. She also works for Bellevue University as a Virtual Admissions Specialist.
Updated June 21, 2017