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Sheryl Gilmore

 
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Sheryl Gilmore enters her second year as the head coach for the Viking's softball team for the 2019-20 season.

Has an overall game record of 26-18 (.591) and a GNAC game record of 15-12 (.555)... during her first year, she coached All-American Emily Benson (2nd Team All-American, 1st team All-West Region) along with coaching her to top 10 finalist for the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II and GNAC Player of the Year... also coached second team All-Region Makinlee Sellevold... coached five softball All-GNAC players during 2019 season (Emily Benson, Makinlee Sellevold, Cylie Richard, Shearyna Labasan, Paityn Cyr).

Gilmore returns to her alma mater after a successful four-year tenure as the head softball coach at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington. Gilmore is a graduate of WWU, holding an bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and master of science in human movement and performance.

Gilmore will be WWU’s fifth head coach during the 26-year history of the program, and follows Amy Suiter who stepped down from the position after a successful eight-year run to spend more time with her family.

During her four seasons at Edmonds, Gilmore led the Tritons to a 106-60 (.639) record, including a 66-42 (.611) mark against Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) North Division opponents. She guided Edmonds to the NWAC playoffs in three of her four seasons at the helm of the program (2016-18), including the North Region title in 2018 and a 3rd-place finish at the NWAC Tournament.

In 2018, Edmonds set a program record for wins going 42-8 and won the North Region championship going 29-3 in league play. Gilmore was named the NWAC North Region Coach of the Year, and seven players earned NWAC All-North Region honors.

In her four years as Edmonds’ head coach, 19 players earned All-NWAC North Region honors, 10 players were named NWAC All-Academic and three players (four selections) earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) First-Team All-America honors.

Gilmore inherited a program in 2015 that had won only 12 games in the previous eight seasons, and took only one season to under her belt to help guide the Tritons to the first of three consecutive trips to the NWAC Tournament. Under her tutelage, Gilmore’s teams improved its winning percentage each season, going from .281 (9-23) in her first season in 2015 to .804 (42-8) in 2018.