This season Chelsie Lisenby takes over as the head coach for the Ashley Ridge Softball program.
She replaces Angi Brush who after serving in the position for four years resigned to accept a job in the Charleston County School District Office as a Teacher Effectiveness Specialist.
“I’m looking forward to stepping up and seeing where this leads us,” Lisenby said. “Hopefully it will mean big things for me and this program. I’m very thankful for the opportunities Ashley Ridge has given me.”
Lisenby has served as the head coach for the Swamp Fox JV softball team and volleyball team and as a varsity assistant for those two programs for the last few years.
She is a 2008 graduate of Summerville High School who played primarily as a center fielder for the Green Wave softball team for four seasons. She also received six letters in volleyball and two in track as a discus thrower. Lisenby received all-region and all-state honors in volleyball and played in the North-South All-star game her senior season.
After high school, she attended Trident Technical College and earned a human services degree. She currently serves as a self-contained teacher assistant at Gregg Middle School.
Her father, who has been one of her biggest influences, will serve as her assistant coach this season.
“He was my coach when I was younger,” she said. “He helped me learn the game and different coaching styles. He has been a big help with this process. He and Teresa Kendle have instilled so many different things in me that I try to instill in my girls. They taught me school comes first and the importance of respecting yourself and being willing to work for the things you want. I have to thank them for preparing me to be where I am today.”
Kendle was Lisenby’s volleyball coach at SHS.
On May 10, during the season, Lisenby will marry Sloan Calvert, a former Charleston Southern University coach who is now studying physical therapy.