Friday, July 18, 2014

Glenwood grad Nicholson named UIS softball coach

New University of Illinois Springfield softball coach Shannon Nicholson is leaving one familiar place for another.

The 2003 Chatham Glenwood High School graduate returns to the area for her first head-coaching stint. Nicholson was pitching coach the past six seasons at her alma mater, Illinois State University.

“It is definitely going to be a different role, one I feel totally prepared for,” Nicholson said. “Working around Melinda Fischer, who is going into her 30th season at ISU, I've been able to learn so much from her. I feel she prepared me.”

Nicholson is the third softball coach in UIS history. She replaces Mat Mundell, who took over the same position at the University of Evansville.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on July 17, 2014.

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