Head Softball Coach Kelly Roy-Sale Resigns

Head Softball Coach Kelly Roy-Sale Resigns

May 14, 2010

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The head softball coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Kelly Roy-Sale, has resigned.

Roy-Sale coached the Corsairs for four years and compiled a 22-86 record. UMass Dartmouth finished the 2010 season with a 7-22 mark.

A member of the Corsair Athletic Hall of Fame, Roy-Sale was inducted in 2003 after starring at UMass Dartmouth for four years and graduating in 1998. During her playing days, she helped lead the Corsairs to an 84-36 record and four post-season tournaments, including the 1994 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III title. A three-time Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III New England All-Star, Roy earned first team honors twice and second team honors once. She was also twice named a New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association All-Star, was named second team All-Region by the National Softball Coaches Association, was first team All-Conference in the Little East, and was twice named LEC Player of the Week.

Prior to coming to UMass Dartmouth, Roy-Sale starred at Case High School in Swansea, MA, where she also began her coaching career as an assistant. She is also the head field hockey coach at Case, where she works as a teacher's assistant while pursing her master's degree and full certification.

"After much thought and consideration, I have decided to resign from the position of head softball coach at UMass Dartmouth," said Roy-Sale. "My schedule has become too demanding. I would like to spend more time with my family, and I would like to finish my master's degree program. I have enjoyed my experience coaching at the college level, and I appreciate the opportunity."

"We would like to thank Kelly for all of her efforts," said UMass Director of Athletics Ian Day. "She was able to provide stability to our softball program at a time when it was badly needed."

A search will be conducted for Roy-Sale's replacement.