Harley Roller will be in her third year as the assistant coach for the Albany State University softball team. Previously she served for two years on the softball coaching staff as an assistant coach at Southern University and A&M College of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Roller's primary roles are working with the Golden Rams pitchers and catchers as well as recruiting.
Originally from Whiteland, Indiana, Roller is also played softball at SU. She was a catcher for the Lady Jags from 2010-2014, earning Pre-Season All-SWAC in 2014. She was a two year captain as well as an active member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
During her time as assistant at Southern, she worked predominately with pitchers/catchers, hitting, and outfielders. In both seasons, the team finished second in the Western SWAC Division.
In her first season, she was part of the coaching staff that led the team to its first winning season in almost a decade. The accolades of that season included a No. 8 ranking in an NCAA Division I defensive category, leading their conference in double plays per game, lowest earned run average, and least amount of hit batters. Two athletes awarded first team All-SWAC honors and one second team.
During Roller’s second year on the staff, the Southern Jaguars had statistical leaders ranked at the top of their conference in multiple offensive categories. Roller also coached a student-athlete who was a national statistical champion in three categories, breaking multiple scoring records, and another who was ranked fourth in the country as the toughest to strike out. SU had two athletes who received second team All-SWAC Honors.
Coach Roller prides herself on keeping runners off the bases and allowing the "mean" defense to work behind her pitchers. During both seasons, she had pitchers ranked nationally, leading their conference in least amount of hit batters and least amount of walks per seven innings.
Roller earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in social work, sociology, and family and consumer science in 2014. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in softball coaching from Texas Woman's University.