Kelsey Shaw, a native of Forest, Mississippi, is in her first year with the Scrap Yard Dawgs organization. A former softball player herself, Shaw joins the National Pro Fastpitch League from Ole Miss, where she’s worked with the Rebel softball program for the last two years.
Shaw has played a key role in the day-to-day functions of the Ole Miss softball program as a manager, where she wears many hats. Among her duties include managing team equipment, preparation of gameday uniforms, field setup, assistance during practice, and numerous other responsibilities. Most recently in 2017, she was a part of history as the Rebels won the 2017 SEC Tournament Championship for the first time in school history, before going on to face UCLA in NCAA Super Regional play.
Prior to her time at Ole Miss, Shaw pursued a degree in exercise science at West Alabama, where she served as a student assistant for the softball team there, and was also the assistant equipment manager for the football team. During her time in Livingston, she was also a member of the exercise science club and was also active in intramural sports.
Shaw made two prior stops in her first few years of college, first at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, where she played soccer. She soon went on to transfer to Holmes Community College in Goodman, Mississippi, to play softball and continue her education. There, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and also earned NJCAA All-Academic Team honors.
A graduate of Lake High School in Lake, Mississippi, Shaw was a two-sport athlete in both softball and basketball, which kick started her love for sports.
Shaw’s parents, Elvis and Sandra, are owners of a general store in Hillsboro, Mississippi, while her brother, Cody, is the head athletic trainer at Pearl River Community College.