WAYNE, Neb. -- Wayne State College has announced they are on the hunt for new a softball head coach. The school did not specify why previous head coach Shelli Manson is no longer with the program. There has been no official word on the status of assistant coach Krissi Oliver.

“The employment of the softball coaching staff at WSC ends on June 30, 2022 and we are in the process for searching for a new softball coaching staff," Athletic Director Mike Powicki said in an emailed statement to News Channel Nebraska on Monday.

Manson came to WSC from Westminster College, a Division III school in Missouri. Manson became the 13th head coach in the program's 43-year history, replacing Krista Wood. Wood left Wayne State for South Dakota State in 2014. Wood was named the head coach at Creighton on Monday.

In eight seasons with the Wildcats, Manson compiled a 135-229 record. She had winning records in each of her first two seasons, but never won more than 16 games in her final eight seasons, including the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign. The Wildcats went 15-38 in Manson's final year in Wayne.

Before starting her head coaching career, Manson was an assistant coach at Division I school Lousiana Tech for three years. She helped her team win the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in 2008.

Manson was a graduate assistant coach at Defiance College in Ohio from 2004 to 2006, where she earned her master's degree in sports science. 

Manson also received her bachelor's degree at Muskingum College in Ohio where she was a star player from 1999 to 2002. She played on the 2001 NCAA Division III national championship team and she was an All-Central Region Third Team outfielder at Muskingum.