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Phillips Joins ASU Softball As Assistant Coach PDF Print
Written by Charles Cochrum   
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:15

Appalachian State University head softball coach Shae Wesley announced the addition of former Mountaineer McKenzie Phillips to her coaching staff on Monday. A 2012 Appalachian graduate, Phillips enjoyed a successful playing career with the Apps. As a senior in 2011, she started 49 games at shortstop and ranked second on the team with 16 walks. She

also finished in the squad’s top-five in on-base percentage (.326), triples (1), sacrifice bunts (3) and stolen base percentage (.667).  In just two seasons, Phillips left her mark as team captain and in the ASU record books, as her 52 hits in 2010 ranked sixth in the program annals, while her four sacrifice flies in the same season tied the single-season record. Upon the conclusion of her playing career, Phillips also put her name in the program’s career record book, standing eighth in batting average (.277), 10th in on-base percentage (.334) and tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (6).
Beginning in the 2011 Fall semester, Phillips served as an undergraduate assistant coach with ASU. She specialized in implementing practice plans and working to improve player fundamentals. Prior to coming to the High Country, Phillips led Heartland Community College to the 2009 NJCAA Division II softball national championship and served as team captain.
Phillips graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management. While at ASU, she earned Dean’s List honors as well as the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal for achievement in the classroom.

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