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Shelly Hoerner
Shelly Hoerner had been the head softball coach at Appalachian State since June 2017.
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Appalachian State Softball Searching For New Head Coach

App State has parted ways with softball head coach Shelly Hoerner, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Tuesday.

Hoerner completed her seventh season as App State’s head coach last weekend. She compiled a 161-172 overall record and a 44-100 mark in Sun Belt Conference games.

“I want to thank Shelly for all she has done for our softball program over the past seven years,” Gillin said. “Our vision for App State Softball is to annually compete for a conference championship and an NCAA Regional appearance. We will conduct a national search to find the best leader to accomplish that vision.”

Highlights of Hoerner’s tenure with the Mountaineers included the program’s first win over a ranked team (vs. No. 23 Louisiana) in 2023, four straight winning seasons for the first time in program history from 2019-22, and a program record-tying 31 wins in 2019.

App State will immediately begin a national search for the next leader of the softball program.

{Information provided by Appalachian State Athletics}