Shelly Petoskey
Shelly Petoskey
Title: Assistant Softball Coach
Previous College: SVSU (1994)

Shelly Petoskey joined the SVSU softball coaching staff in November 2021.

She helped SVSU to a 36-20 overall record in 2022, while posting a 17-10 record in the GLIAC. The Cardinals defeated Grand Valley State University to win the GLIAC Tournament Championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. Petoskey helped coach eight student-athletes to All-GLIAC honors. Sara Moos, Jackie Popko, Emily Depew, and Blasia Moyler all landed on the First Team, while Julia Salisbury and Julia Mundy were named Second Team All-GLIAC. Earning Honorable Mention All-GLIAC for the Cardinals was Sarah Gersch and Meagan VerVaecke. 

Petoskey is an SVSU softball alumni, playing for the Cardinals from 1991-93. She helped the Cardinals to a fourth place finish at the College World Series in 1992. Petoskey earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from SVSU in 1994. 

She has 12 years of high school coaching experience and is a native of Ida, Mich., where she won a high school state championship as a player in 1989. 

Following her career with the Cardinals, Petoskey established a career as a nursing home administrator and is recently retired. She earned a master's degree in Health Leadership from SVSU in 2010. 

Petoskey has been married to her husband Dave for 26 years and they have one daughter named Audrey. They reside in Highland, Mich.