Ashley Chastain, a former Gamecock student-athlete and graduate assistant, has been appointed as the University of South Carolina's 11th head softball coach, returning after a successful stint leading the Charlotte 49ers.

By the Numbers
  • Chastain led Charlotte 49ers to a 154-96 overall record and two NCAA post-season berths.
  • Charlotte squad in the most recent season achieved a 39-18 overall mark with a conference tournament championship.
  • During her tenure, Chastain's squads at Charlotte were never below 38th in RPI rankings.
State of Play
  • Chastain's appointment aims to elevate South Carolina's softball program to new heights, building on her successful coaching career.
  • She is focused on fostering excellence within the program to compete at the highest level in the challenging SEC.
What's Next

Chastain plans to connect with Gamecock Nation, enhance the team's performance within the SEC, and strive for championship victories.

Bottom Line

Ashley Chastain's return to lead the Gamecock softball program signifies a strategic move to enhance the team's competitiveness and success, backed by her proven track record and commitment to excellence within the sport.