Good news for Arizona State softball fans: New Sun Devil softball coach Craig Nicholson has announced that he will retain two key members of the previous ASU staff — associate head coach Chuck D’Arcy and director of operations Chelsey Broermann.
During his career on the ASU staff, D’Arcy has helped the Sun Devils to a 163-29 record over a span of three seasons — including a national championship in 2011. He has been a member of three coaching staffs named the NFCA West Region Staff of the Year. D’Arcy was an assistant coach that oversaw the pitchers for the USA National Team that won silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Broermann began her current roll as the director of operations in the fall of 2013 after previously serving as a graduate manager from 2011-2012.
Coach Nelson commented, “We are fortunate to be able to keep Chuck as our pitching coach. His reputation as an outstanding teacher will allow us to continue to bring great pitchers into our program. More importantly, his ability to mentor and develop talented young pitchers will help us continue the success of Sun Devil softball.”
Nelson added, “I believe Chuck and Chelsey will both be able to help in my transition…as we prepare for the upcoming season.”