Hi I'm Coach Kally V.
I am lucky to be the mom of three amazing blessings and a wife to an amazing man who is a teacher and a baseball coach. We are a baseball/softball family who stands on faith.
Both of our boys play baseball and our oldest son has received a scholarship and has committed to playing at the next level of baseball at SMCC. Both of our boys have been coached by my husband throughout the majority of their careers to date alongside some amazing coaches and mentors...it takes a village! Our daughter plays softball and has been coached by me alongside some amazing coaches, mentors in her journey since she was 4 years old. She also pitches and has grown into a steady, eye of the tiger type pitcher throughout the years!
I started softball at the young age of 4 years-old thanks to my parents and grew to love the game more than I could have ever imagined. To me, softball was a place where I had fun with my friends, where I got to eat a meatball sub before pitching double headers -- and I got to run fast, scream, yell, and laugh full out!
But Softball was also an important place to me because it was one of the only places where I felt truly safe in the world and the one constant I had in my life was my Softball practice.
Thank God for Softball. When life was trying to bring me down as a young girl who was trying to grow up, Softball was the place that lifted me up. Softball taught me how strong I was. Softball Practice taught me how to VALUE myself and know there was more to me than just softball!
I played Softball all throughout my childhood in two different states (Midwest and the Southwest), two different High Schools, and at least 3 different Travel Teams. My sister was a baller as well and I always played up on her travel teams. My Senior year I became an MVP in High-School, I made First Team All Region, made the State All Star Team as well. I even took 3rd at 3A State in Kansas with a group of girls who I grew up with and also got to share this with my sister who was my catcher sometimes!
I began Coaching Little League and even took on my first Private Coaching students in my senior year of High School. I then earned a Full Athletic Scholarship to Seward County College in The Jayhawk Region.
In my freshman year of college, I played on a travel Softball team and was asked to be the pitching coach for the team as well. In my sophomore year of College I was voted as one of the NJCAA Top Returning Athletes.
In a very surprising twist of fate I was diagnosed with a rare genetic clotting disorder after my sophomore year of college. This was the turn of events that changed my life and took my softball journey from playing the sport and coaching here and there to a new level of coaching. With my genetic clotting disorder NCAA deemed me a liability and unfortunately I was not able to fulfill the next two years of college playing softball at D2 Eastern New Mexico University but as so happens in life, there was a silver lining in that experience that led me to find my calling as a Coach and Mentor for aspiring young athletes! With the change of events I became an Ultrasound tech and was one for 17 years. Up until that point I was going to play ball the rest of my life, from minor league to even trying to play on the Olympics team. God had a different plan.
Today I have over 23 years experience as a Pitching Coach, and I also know the real nitty, gritty stuff about what it takes to play at a competitive, elite level -- because that has been my life. I have coached from the beginners level to the collegiate level. From Little league, Rec Ball, High school ball, Travel ball and College ball.
I LOVE Coaching. I Coached for the first time when I was only 18 years old-- I coached both Little League and took on private students. My first private coaching student was 12. (I actually still know her to this day -- she’s like family to me).
Since I was a senior in High School I’ve had a calling -- and some would say a gift -- for being able to see the greatness in young athletes, and draw it out of them.
Coaching is hard but then again I choose my hard because the reward of seeing my athletes reach their ability, the ability that I see...it is all worth the hard of coaching.