July 9, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State softball team has hired Megan Coletta as its director of operations, head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly announced today. Coletta was a standout third basemen for the Buckeyes from 2010-13.
“Our entire staff is thrilled to have Megan on board full time,” said Kovach Schoenly. “Her involvement with our day-to-day administrative duties will free up the coaches to focus on recruiting and player development. This newly-created position is also indicative of the department’s commitment to providing the program with what we need to be successful at the highest level.”
Coletta served during the 2014 seasons as a student assistant coach. In her new role as director of operations, she will be responsible for coordinating team and recruiting travel, community service involvement, organizing the Buckeyes’ camps, budget coordination, alumni relations and oversight of the Buckeye softball booster club.
“I am grateful to Coach Schoenly and her staff for this tremendous opportunity,” said Coletta. “Ohio State and its softball team are very special to me. I can’t wait to do all that I can to ensure the pieces are in place for the program to excel on and off the field.”
“Megan was a great player but she is an even better person,” said Kovach Schoenly. “Her work ethic, selflessness and positive attitude makes her an invaluable member of our staff.”
A team captain and Fullerton, Calif. native, Coletta finished her playing career in 2013. Over four years, she played in 206 games and had 140 hits, 93 RBI, 80 runs scored and 14 home runs. On defense, Coletta had 187 putouts and 389 assists from her position at third base.
Coletta saw immediate playing time as a freshman in 2010, starting 38 games for a veteran-laden team that went 39-14 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Over the next three years, she started in and played every game for the Buckeyes, making her one of the most experienced players to ever don the Scarlet and Gray.
Coletta graduated in 2014 with a degree in family financial services from the College of Education and Human Ecology. She married Spencer Smith, a member of the Buckeye football team from 2007-11, in December 2013.