Assistant Softball Coach
Assistant Coach Shelby Shelton
Shelby Shelton enters her first year as the Assistant Softball Coach of the Howard Hawks following finishing her career as a collegiate softball player.
Coach Shelton was a former player at Howard College during 2011-2013 for Head Coach Kelly Raines, where she was on the 2011-2012 softball team that won the Regional Tournament Championship and finished 9th at the National Tournament in St. George, Utah.
After finishing her playing career at Howard, Coach Shelton went on to play at the University of Texas-Tyler from 2013-2015. While attending UT Tyler, she majored in Kinesiology. During her two years at UT Tyler, she was involved in winning two ASC Conference Championships, one Regional Championship, and one Super-Regional Championship. In her senior season, she helped lead UT Tyler to the National Championship Tournament in Salem, Virginia. The team made school history by finishing as the NCAA National Runner-Up with a 50-5 overall record.
All four years of her playing career, Coach Shelton received All-Conference honors. Throughout her career, she also received several other honors, such as All-Region and All-Tournament teams. She was also on All-Academic teams as well as being named a NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete.
Coach Shelton grew up in Hughes Springs, Texas, where her parents still reside. She also has two brothers that played collegiate baseball.