Head Coach Josh Musselman is in his third year as head coach for the Sterling College Softball Program.
In just his second year at Sterling, Coach Musselman put together one of the biggest turnarounds in school history. The Lady Warriors finished the season with a 28-19 overall record, including a 9-9 KCAC record, for seventh place. The Lady Warriors qualified for the KCAC Softball Tournament in Great Bend for the first time in three seasons, knocking off the #2 seed Ottawa University in the first round of the tournament. As a team, Sterling ranked first in the nation in stolen bases per game (3.57), second in total stolen bases (168), and twelfth in the nation in triples (16).
In his first year, the Lady Warriors went 11-30 with a 4-14 KCAC conference record.
Prior to coming to Sterling, Coach Musselman was an assistant coach at Utah Valley University. At Utah Valley, Musselman assisted with offensive production and was the top recruiter for the program. Seven of the athletes that Musselman coached won All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference honors while the team set the school record for wins at the Division I level and the school record for highest RPI.
Prior to coaching at Utah Valley, Musselman was the head softball coach at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he coached the team to a No. 8 ranking in the ESPN Powerade Fab 50, a national poll, and the No. 1 ranking in Orange County. Fourteen of Musselman's players signed to play collegiate softball. During his tenure at Edison, Coach Musselman coached Team USA member Jessica Plaza and 2014 NFCA Division I All-America Second Team Karley Wester.
Musselman collected collegiate head coaching experience at Pasadena City College, a community college in Pasadena, Calif. While at the helm of the program, Musselman's squad established the highest GPA for a softball team since 2006.
For the 2010 season, Musselman was an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount University where he served as the primary hitting coach for the NCAA Division I school. While at LMU, Musselman coached 2012 USA Softball Women's National Team member Sam Fischer.
Musselman has an additional five years of collegiate coaching experience with stops at NCAA Division II schools Sonoma State University and California State University of San Bernardino and experience in the NAIA as an assistant with California Baptist University where he helped recruit five future NAIA All-Americans.
Musselman has international coaching experience as well, coaching for USA Athletes International and representing the United States as a head coach in Aruba, 2006, the Netherlands, 2007, and Czech Republic, 2009.
"I would like to thank Scott Rich, Justin Morris, and Gary Kempf for their warmth and confidence," said Musselman. "From the first moment I was on campus I felt this was to be my home for many years to come."
Coach Musselman graduated from Antioch University of Los Angeles BA in Liberal Studies and went on to earn his Master's Degree from Concordia University, Irvine in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
(A native of Los Alamitos, Calif.) Musselman lives in Sterling with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Prometheus and Gaia.
Alyssa James is a 2014 graduate from Graceland University with a degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Health.
While attending Graceland, James was a four year letter winner for the Yellow Jackets and earned Honorable Mention All-HAAC Conference Honors her junior year and was named Most Inspirational Player her senior year. After her playing time had finished, Alyssa continued to be a part of the Graceland Softball program as the Graduate Assistant for the program as well as the Head Junior Varsity Coach.
After her time at Graceland, Alyssa became the Head Softball Coach for the 2014 season at Lamoni High School in Lamoni, Iowa. Alyssa will serve as a bench coach and work with the infielders.