HENDERSONVILLE - Pope John Paull II High School has added Kelsey Wilson as an assistant coach with the softball program. Wilson has been with the school since 2014 where she is director of the wellness program and a member of the school's counseling team.
Wilson is a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island where she was a four-year starter on the field. Following graduation, Wilson received her M.E.D from Vanderbilt University.
Originally from Monterey, Calif., Wilson began playing year-round travel/club softball at the age of 12. Following graduation from high school, she went on to play Division I softball at Brown University in Providence, R.I. for four years. During her time at Brown, she was named team captain, received All-Ivy League recognition three out of four years and was second in team history for starts.
"I am very excited for the opportunity to be an assistant coach with the softball team at JPII," she said. "I look forward to getting to know all of the players, and hope I can play a positive role in their development as student athletes."
Pope John Paull II Athletic Director John Dempsey said he is looking forward to having Wilson join the softball team and offered his thanks to former coach Tonia Martin for her dedication to the program.
"Kelsey will replace coach Tonia Martin who stepped away from coaching this year at JPII due to professional reasons. We appreciate all the work and dedication coach Martin provided our program and wish her all the best going forward," Dempsey said.
"We are excited to have Kelsey Wilson fulfill this role, she brings a wealth of experience to our program as a former Division I athlete and current school counselor who understands the recruiting process having experienced it first-hand. Kelsey is devoted to the students at JPII and will bring her passion and knowledge for the game of softball to our program."