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Chelsey Barclay
Chelsey Barclay
Title: Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach
Year: First
Previous College: Oklahoma State, 2007

Chelsey Barclay is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Cal Poly softball team and as the program’s pitching coach.

Barclay arrived on the central coast after serving as an assistant and pitching coach with Marshall (2011-13). Barclay capped her tenure in Huntington, West Virginia by helping the Thundering Herd to a 36-22 overall mark, the program’s first Conference USA championship and an appearance in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Marshall’s 2013 pitching staff ranked 34th among NCAA Division I programs with a 2.25 ERA and individually, righthander Andi Williamson earned her second All-Conference USA second team honor after finishing fourth in the nation with a program-record 33 wins, fifth with 364 strikeouts and 65th with a 193 ERA.

During each of Barclay’s final two seasons with Marshall, the Herd pitching staff finished among the top-three Conference USA programs in ERA, strikeouts and opposing batting average.

Prior to her time at Marshall, Barclay served as the graduate assistant pitching coach at Louisiana-Monroe for the 2010 season.

A native of San Jose, Calif., Barclay earned Horizon League All-Newcomer team praise during her 2004 freshman season at Illinois-Chicago, in addition to helping the Flames to the NCAA Tournament. After transferring to West Valley College (Saratoga, Calif.), Barclay was named NorCal Pitcher of the Year after winning 22 times and compiling a 0.54 ERA. She continued her collegiate career at Oklahoma State (2006-07) before graduating with degree in elementary education.