By Lauren Zedlar
Elm Staff Writer
Sally Snover has been named Washington College’s new head softball coach for the upcoming 2020 season by WC’s athletic director, Thad Moore.
Her time at Washington College started before coaching though, graduating from WC in 2012 with a B.A. in psychology and playing all four years on the softball team.
She played a pivotal role during her time on the team. Snover was named team captain all four years during her career as a shorewomen and earned All-Centennial Conference honors during her sophomore year.
She started all 152 games, ending her career with 121 hits, 72 RBIs, 83 runs and 48 walks. She still currently holds the record for single season walks at 26 from her 2011 season. Snover also ranked in the top ten in four career categories including seventh for career at-bats and fifth in career walks.
Along with conference honors, Snover was named to the Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team twice during her junior and senior year and earned a place on the academic honor roll three times.
After graduating, Snover coached as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at WC for four years. During that time period, she helped lead the team to the Centennial Conference Tournament three out of the four years.
“I think being an alumni of the college gives me a much deeper appreciation for how special this college and community is,” said Snover, “The experience I had as a student-athlete here was so fulfilling and is the type of college career that I want every player on my team to have”.
After her four years at WC, she moved to Oberlin, Ohio to assistant coach at Oberlin College. She was also the head hitting instructor. Snover further proved to be a successful coach during her career there as well.
During her first season at Oberlin, the team’s offense transformed. They set several new team-highs for batting average (.306), runs (183), hits (339), walks (81) and hit by pitches (26). In 2019, the Oberlin offense set school records in batting average (.330) and runs (184) with the help of Snover.
“This will be my first full head coaching job, but my many years of experience coaching, guidance of great mentors and peers, and familiarity with the college makes me feel that the transition will be very smooth,” Snover said.
Washington College Athletics is very excited to welcome back Coach Snover to resume her legacy.
“The softball program here has a strong tradition of success. I experienced a lot of that while I was here as a player and a coach, and my goals are to continue that and take the program to even higher levels,” said Snover.