Former Slippery Rock University softball great Stacey Herzog will begin her first season as a full-time assistant coach in 2019. Previously, Herzog served as a graduate assistant in 2018 and a volunteer assistant in 2017 on head coach Stacey Rice’s staff.
"We're excited to bring Stacey on to the staff as a full-time assistant," said Rice. "Her experience both as a student-athlete, volunteer assistant and graduate assistant will assure a smooth transition. Her expertise and passion in strength and conditioning, outfield and hitting will be a strong asset to our program."
As a graduate assistant a year ago, Herzog helped guide Slippery Rock to a 24-19 overall record and an 11-9 conference mark. The team’s 24 wins were the most since 2008. Herzog assisted in the development of four All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honorees including Western Division Athlete of the Year Kailey Myers.
Prior to embarking on her coaching career, Herzog had a distinguished three-year playing career at The Rock.
As a player, Herzog was a career.281 (59-for-210) hitter who had eight home runs and 50 RBI. Her .725 career slugging percentage ranks ninth in program history. She received a variety of accolades during her playing career including being named to the All-PSAC West Team in 2015, being tabbed the PSAC Champion Scholar in 2016 as well as registering CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2014-15.
Herzog earned her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from SRU in 2016 and a master’s degree in criminal justice in 2018.