The former Gamecock standout spent the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater
Chrissy Schoonmaker spent two years as a volunteer assistant with the program where she won four letters and started 176 games.
Schoonmaker, a 2007 graduate who completed her master's in 2009 at South Carolina, played from 2004-06 before returning from a broken neck to play in 2008. A five-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member and two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete, she earned a spot on the initial SEC All-Defensive Team in 2008 as one of two second basemen selected. As a player, Schoonmaker played all four infield positions and the outfield during her four years on the diamond, posting eight career home runs during her career.
Since completing her eligibility, Schoonmaker spent a year in the Gamecocks' revenue development department before moving to a public relations job at Lexington Medical Center. To start her coaching career, she served as an assistant softball coach at Dreher High School in 2009 before being promoted to co-head coach in 2010.