Amber Whelan started serving as an assistant coach for Becca Collins and the CSM softball team in the 2018-19 school year.
Whelan assists with pitching, the outfield, and recruiting, but she and coach Collins usually work together on all aspects of the team. “I love the competition of coaching and seeing the hard work these athletes put in everyday pay off,” Whelan said. “I like being able to assist in professionally developing the skill sets of all players, giving them the best chance to better themselves and succeed. I want the players to walk away with discipline and the desire to accomplish any task or obstacle they may face on and off the field. I hope I help them learn how to achieve and conquer any goals they may set out to accomplish. I also want these athletes to have fun and make relationships with each other that will last a lifetime.”
Whelan was a member of the CSM softball from 2015-17, playing for Jim Cleary, coach Collins, Jerry Watkins, and Bill Hitte. In her first season with the Hawks, she helped the team place second in their regional tournament.
Whelan graduated from Thomas Stone High School in 2015, where she played softball and field hockey all four years.
She also played for local softball travel teams Southern Maryland Velocity and the Shockers. Whelan was a part of the Velocity’s 14U-16U teams and the Shockers’ 12U and 16U-18U teams.
After receiving her associate degree in exercise science from CSM, Whelan will be attending the California University of Pennsylvania to work toward her bachelor’s degree in exercise science.