Kapaun Mt. Carmel hires Olympian Kelsey Stewart as softball coach

United States' Kelsey Stewart (7) celebrates her game winning home run against Japan in the...
United States' Kelsey Stewart (7) celebrates her game winning home run against Japan in the seventh inning of a softball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)(Sue Ogrocki | AP)
Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 12:48 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (Release) - Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Kelsey Stewart as its new head softball coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

An Olympic Silver Medalist, two-time NCAA National Champion, two-time World Champion, and 2015 SEC Player of the Year, Stewart is currently a member of the USA Softball team and a K-12 substitute teacher for Maize USD 266.

“We are delighted that Kelsey, with her amazing experience and accomplishments, has agreed to join Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School,” said KMC Athletic Director, Marty Straub.

Coach Stewart was a college athlete at the University of Florida, where she played softball from 2012-2016, and took part in devising game strategies, calling plays and leading huddles. She is a professional athlete with Athletes Unlimited, where she also assists with athletic management tasks and community service efforts. Stewart is a sponsored athlete for Wilson Sporting Goods, where she has mentored student athletes and has participated in conventions around the world.

“We could not be more excited about this hire,” said Chris Bloomer, KMC Principal. “Coach Stewart’s success and experience as a professional athlete will raise the bar for our softball program and provide a positive role model for our student athletes.”

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