Sher named to lead Savage Storm softball program – Herald Democrat

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Democrat Herald

DURANT, Okla. –Southeast Oklahoma State Athletic Director Keith Baxter has announced the hiring of Mackenzie Sher to lead the Savage Storm softball program.

Sher, a Bellaire native, becomes the fifth coach in program history after four seasons at the helm of Division II Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She replaces interim coach Courtney Rogers, who went 8-4 after longtime head coach Ron Faubion — in charge since 2004 — was furloughed in mid-April.

In 2019, his first season at Union, Sher orchestrated a 12-win improvement, led the team to its first-ever regional ranking and a return to the Gulf South Conference tournament for the first time in four years. This club also set a school record for homers in a season.

His time at Union included a pair of GSC tournament appearances and going 70-91 despite a COVID-shortened 2020 season. The Lady Bulldogs went 18-29 last spring and 11-16 in conference.

Prior to her time at Union, Sher was an assistant at fellow Gulf South Conference member Mississippi College in 2017 and 2018.

Sher spent two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Southern Mississippi. She helped lead one of the most dramatic turnarounds in USM softball history in 2016, posting the first winning season for the Golden Eagles since 2004.

She earned a psychology degree from southern Mississippi in 2014 and was a four-year starter behind the plate. She also earned a Master of Science in Sports Management from USM in 2016.