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Ashley Chastain, a former Gamecock student-athlete and graduate assistant, has been named the University of South Carolina’s 11th head softball coach, athletics director Ray Tanner announced on June 11.

Chastain returns to South Carolina after serving as head coach for the Charlotte 49ers for the last five seasons, where she led her teams to a 154-96 overall record (61.6 percent), a 65-32 conference mark (67.0 percent) and two NCAA post-season berths.

“Ashley is the right choice to take our softball program to the next level. She has had success in every stop of her coaching career. It is exciting to bring back a South Carolina alum to lead our softball program.”
Ray Tanner, Athletics Director
“I am honored and excited to return to the University of South Carolina to lead this program. As an alumna, this university and program hold a special place in my heart, and I am committed to building on its proud tradition.”
Ashley Chastain, Head Coach

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Support Coach Ashley Chastain’s softball program in attracting and retaining the nation’s top talent by contributing to Garnet Trust. All donations directly support South Carolina softball NIL.

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