Grad Assistant Hired On For Wildcat Softball Program

Grad Assistant Hired On For Wildcat Softball Program
Photo courtesy of WSC Wildcat Softball Twitter Account (l to r): head coach Shelli Manson, new GA Danielle Turner and assistant coach Krissi Oliver

WAYNE – With spring sports having two seasons in-between, news came into the Wayne State College softball team about the hiring of a graduate assistant.

After posting the opening in late June, the Wayne State College softball grad assistant coach position has been filled. Tuesday afternoon, Danielle Turner joined the staff under head coach Shelli Manson.

Turner will pursue her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. A native of Georgia, Turner recently attended Albany State University.

Turner also took on the student-leader role a part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) where she attended the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

After missing the opening 12 games of her senior season, Turner helped Albany State University post a 29-24 overall record but went a perfect 19-0 in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play.

Manson is assisted by Krissi Oliver which will start her fifth year at Wayne State College and second year as the full-time assistant coach. Oliver was also a Softball Coaching Assistant during her first three seasons at WSC.

Manson will also start her fifth year as head coach entering the 2018-19 school year.

The Wayne State College softball team posted a 16-29 overall record after placing 11th with a 10-16 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate play this past season.