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Published or Revised July 02, 2020

Head Coach Shelby Shelton

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Shelby Shelton

Shelby Shelton, the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) National Junior College Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named the head softball coach at Paris Junior College after spending the past year as an assistant at Louisiana Tech University.

Prior to that, Shelton served as assistant coach at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas. During her four seasons with the Hawks, she helped guide the program to 174 wins, four straight conference titles, four consecutive regional championships, as well as four trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament. In 2018 and 2019, the Howard coaching staff earned NFCA D1 West Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

During her four-year stint at Howard, 19 players received scholarships to play at universities, five of them D1. She has coached numerous All-Americans, including the 2019 NFCA Junior College Player of the Year Amanda Gonzalez. Shelton also played a role in helping the softball team lead the athletic department in team GPA in 2016, 2017, and 2019.

Shelton started her collegiate playing career at Howard College (2011-13) where she was a member of the 2012 NJCAA Region V West Champions that finished ninth in the national tournament. The 2013 team won the Western Junior College Athletic Conference championship and compiled 53 victories.

Shelton spent her final two years at the University of Texas - Tyler (2013-15). During that time, she helped lead the program to a pair of American Southwest Conference titles, one regional championship and one super regional championship. She led the program to the national tournament in Salem, Virginia, as a senior – a team that made school history by finishing as the national runner up with a 50-5 mark.

She was a four-time All-Conference selection and made numerous All-Region and All-Tournament teams on the field. She was an NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and a member of her league’s All-Academic team.

Shelton graduated from UT-Tyler with a bachelor degree in kinesiology and has a master’s degree in health, kinesiology and sports studies with athletic administration concentration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is originally from Hughes Springs, Texas, where her parents still reside, and she has two brothers who played collegiate baseball at the JUCO and D1 level.

Assistant Coach Randall Krutsch

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Randy Krutsch

Randy Krutsch joined the Paris Junior College Softball coaching staff as Assistant Coach in 2019. This will mark his 28th year of coaching young athletes and his 11th in softball. 

Coach Randy started his coaching career in 1991 at San Gabriel High School in the Los Angeles area where he helped lead the team to a State playoff appearance. He continued coaching baseball until 2008, when he made the transition from baseball to fast pitch softball. Since then, Coach Randy has had the opportunity to coach players around the world in four countries and has assisted players at the highest level internationally.

Coach Randy has a long list of players who have gone on to have great softball careers at all levels of college softball; he is known as a detail-oriented teacher, specializing in power hitting and the defensive side of the game

Coach Randy has been married to Valerie since 1993 and has three children. His oldest, Riley, graduated from Liberty University in 2019; middle child Kendel is a sophomore at Abilene Christian University; and his youngest, Leah, is a High School senior at Abeka Academy.

Jack Butler

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Jack Butler

Jack Butler (Mr. Jack) returns to PJC for his 15th year assisting with the Lady Dragons. He works with the infield and oversees field maintenance.

He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he played softball.

While in the military, he coached baseball with the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army.

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