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Softball Coaches

Co-Head Coach Chelsea Eads

Chelsea Eads, from Morrison, IL, grew up playing softball with the Milan Aces ‘96. While on the Aces, they won three World Series titles and one National title. Eads attended Morrison High School, where she was a three-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was on the Morrison High School softball IHSA State Championship team in 2011 and was awarded First-Team All Conference Catcher her junior and senior seasons.
Eads went on to play softball on scholarship at Indian Hills Community College, in Iowa. There, she was awarded First-Team All-Conference First Baseman. While attending Indian Hills, the nationally ranked Warriors won two conference titles, a District J title, and had a ticket to Nationals.
After graduating in 2016, Eads attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL and was the first basemen on the softball team. During Eads’ junior season, the team was Conference Champs. She graduated from Millikin University in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science degree in sport management.

Co-Head Coach Bailey Oetting

Bailey Oetting grew up in Sterling, Illinois playing softball since the age of 7. She played 11 years of travel ball with many teams. Oetting, now age 23, attended and graduated from Sterling High School. In her career at Sterling, she played basketball and softball. In her senior year she was on the first softball team in school history to make it to the IHSA State Finals, where they took 4th place. Oetting went on to play softball in junior college at Muscatine Community College on a scholarship and was selected as a First-Team All Conference Catcher. She graduated from MCC in 2015 with her Associates of Science Degree in Pre-Engineering. After junior college, Oetting went on to Arizona State University to finish her Bachelors degree and ended up walking on the softball team her junior year where she earned the Mary Littlewood Best Teammate Award. Oetting eventually earned a softball scholarship her senior year. Oetting played her last 2 years of softball eligibility in the NCAA at ASU. She graduated from ASU in 2018 with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics. Oetting was an Assistant Softball Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator at Arizona Christian University for the 2017-2018 season. She has now moved back to the Sauk Valley area and is teaching Algebra 2 and Geometry at Newman Central Central Catholic High School.