Emlyn Knerem
Emlyn Knerem
Title: Head Softball Coach
Phone: 419-289-5453
Email: eknerem@ashland.edu
Year: Third in 2019-20
Previous College: Ashland '12
  • Led the Eagles to the GLIAC Tournament in each of her first two seasons as head coach.
  • Is the program leader in all-time wins (95), saves (11) and innings pitched (834 2/3).

Emlyn Knerem, a former Ashland University softball All-American, is in her third season as the Eagles' head softball coach.

In 2019, Knerem's Eagles improved by 10 wins over the previous campaign, going 33-23 overall and 18-14 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ashland qualified for the GLIAC Tournament for the second year in a row, and had an All-American in junior designated player Dayna Denner.

The 2018 season saw Knerem guide Ashland to a spot in the GLIAC Tournament, and a 23-25 record.

In her accomplished Ashland career in the pitcher's circle from 2009-12, Knerem set Eagle career records for wins (95), saves (11), games (148) and innings (834 2/3), and was second in strikeouts (1,106). She also authored five no-hitters.

Among Knerem's collegiate playing awards are a third-team College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America honor and GLIAC Commissioner's Award in 2012, third-team All-American in 2012, second-team All-American in 2010, GLIAC All-Academic Excellence awards in 2011 and 2012, GLIAC All-Academic laurels in 2010, 2012 GLIAC Pitcher of the Year and four first-team GLIAC selections.

Following her playing career, Knerem has been an assistant coach at Keystone High School (2012-13), Averett University (2013-14), West Virginia Wesleyan (2014-16) and most recently at NCAA Division I Kent State, which in 2017, earned its first NCAA Tournament appearance in nine years and won the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

Knerem is a 2012 Ashland graduate, majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Coaching and Business Administration. She completed her Master's degree in Coaching Education online through Ohio University in 2017.


Emlyn Knerem's Coaching Record

Season Record Pct.
2019 33-23 .589
2018 23-25 .479
TOTAL 56-48 .538