Kelly Ford


Head Softball Coach, Cal State Fullerton

Kelly Ford is a successful college athlete and collegiate fastpitch softball coach, who is now entering her sixth season as the head coach of the softball program at Cal State University Fullerton.

In 2016, her Lady Titans won the Big West Conference championship and Kelly was named Coach of the Year. Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, Kelly was Head Coach at Mount San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, CA where she guided their softball team to four California State Championships (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009), seven South Coast Conference Championships (2003-08, 2001) and earned South Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors five times.

Ford's 11-year career at the community college ended with an amazing 455-102-1 (.816) record. Prior to Mt. San Antonio, she served as NCAA Division One Assistant Coach at her alma mater, Oklahoma University as well as a stint at Cal State Northridge. Her coaching philosophy is to constantly build and rebuild so the highest level of excellence is achieved.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Kelly excelled in softball, basketball and volleyball in high school. She played two NJCAA National Championship seasons at Central Arizona College in 1988 and 1989 before a stellar career with University of Oklahoma. Kelly has a Master’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Coaching.