The Ohio State softball team has promoted within according to the announcement that Cammi Uxley as a full-time assistant.
The former OSU All-American spent the last four seasons as a volunteer assistant under head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly, but according to a release from the Ohio State Department of Athletics on Friday, Uxley is now a full-time member of the staff.
“I am thrilled to announce this Buckeye great has been promoted to full-time assistant coach,” said Kovach Schoenly in a statement. “Cammi has been an intricate part to our success these last four years and I’m excited to add more responsibilities to her plate and watch her shine. She oozes with competitive fire and has been a tremendous example for our student-athletes to follow.”
Uxlye played for Ohio State from 2013 to 2016. She started all four years and had a career batting average of .350 with 164 runs scored and 23 home runs. She was recognized as a third-team All-American her senior season.
“I am so grateful for this opportunity and am very excited to get started,” said Uxley. “I want to thank Coach Kelly, [associate AD and sport administrator] Mike Penner and [Director of Athletics] Gene Smith for their leadership and support that has allowed me to get to this point. It is a dream come true to be able to continue my coaching career at this great university. Ohio State is a place that means so much to me and has been home since I first stepped on campus as a student-athlete.”
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She was a big part of the program the last four seasons behind the scenes, and now she’ll be front and center to help the program get back to the NCAA Tournament in 2024 after barely — and maybe somewhat mistakenly — missing out on all of the fun this past season.