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Sodbusters hire new coach

The Hastings Sodbusters find a replacement to take over as their head coach.
The Sodbusters have hired a head coach to fill the position left vacant by Bill Clay. JM Kelly has arrived in Hastings and is prepared to take over when the time is right.
The Sodbusters have hired a head coach to fill the position left vacant by Bill Clay. JM Kelly has arrived in Hastings and is prepared to take over when the time is right.(KSNB)
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 8:05 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Sodbusters have hired a head coach to fill the position left vacant by Bill Clay. JM Kelly has arrived in Hastings and is prepared to take over when the time is right. Co-Owner Scott Galusha, has been on the road with the team for the last eight games and will assist Kelly as he gets to know the roster.

JM Kelly is originally from Buna, TX. He is entering his second season with Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. In his first year with the program, he helped coach the team to a 23-4 record and a final ranking of #2 in the nation while also finishing in the Top 10 in the country with a 3.54 Team GPA.

Outside of his coaching and recruiting responsibilities at NOC, he is also an Associate Scout with the Houston Astros and has spent time as an associate scout for Prep Baseball Report. He graduated from Lamar University, where he played Division I ball himself, in the summer of 2018 and is currently on track to graduate from East Central University with his Master’s Degree in Sports Administration.

Kelly spent the summer of 2019 as the manager for the El Dorado Broncos of the Sunflower Collegiate League. The team finished the season with a record of 22-14 and narrowly missed the NBC World Series

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