Softball Coach Kelly Saenz reaches 700th victory

Mar 7, 2023Amanda Fenwick

San Jacinto College softball coach Kelly Saenz recently earned her 700th victory when the Ravens defeated Kilgore College on Feb. 12.

Saenz has been with San Jacinto College since 2004 and has been a driving force in the success of the softball program. Last season, San Jac became back-to-back conference and regional champions on their way to their sixth National Junior College Athletic Association World Series appearance.

"Coach Saenz is a tremendous coach and a great mentor to our players," said Allatia Harris, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives at San Jacinto College. "We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and the dedication she has shown to the softball program."

Before coming to San Jacinto College, Saenz played professionally for the Smitty Midget girls division team in 1995 and 1996, leading that team to two of three consecutive Canadian championships. She is a member of the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame and the Softball Canada Hall of Fame. She has earned numerous awards for her coaching, including the National Fastpitch Coaches Association South Region Coach of the Year in 2008 and the NFCA National Coach of the Year in 2011.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is one of the top five community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.

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