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USC Salkehatchie hires new softball coach

5 Questions with New USC Salkehatchie Coach Kenneth Bellamy

What is your philosophy of coaching?  My philosophy in coaching is all about guiding the student-athlete to a better future on and off the field.  Grades are very important to me and I want the student athlete to succeed in the classroom.  However, on the field performance is key to having a successful program.  My team will work hard on the field.  I want to bring a Region X championship to Salkehatchie.

 Why should players want to play at USC Salkehatchie?  Players should want to come to Salk for our outstanding softball program and our academics.  Here at Salk they will receive one on one time on the field and in the classroom.  Salk is a great place to start their college careers

  What are your short term and long term goals for Salkehatchie  As far as short-term goals, I want to have a winning season, have at least half the team with a 3.0 GPA or better, have some of the girls make all region, and set the foundation for a successful program.  Long-term goals:  renovations to the softball complex, win a region X championship team,  send every student-athlete to a four year program

What is your experience with both softball and with coaching? I have coached travel softball for eight years and did two years in high school.  I also have done two years as assistant baseball coach and eight months as interim head baseball coach at the NCAA DII level.  Coaching is a passion of mine and knowing that I can help a student-athlete reach their ultimate goal in college makes my job worth while

 What do you think is the ideal student athlete?  The ideal student athlete is someone who cares about their studies and their team.  One who will work extra hard at both to succeed.  Also they are very respectful to their professors, coaches, and teammates.  Another key attribute is community work, that meaning helping out in the community,  giving back so to say


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