McKay is entering her second year as head coach having been hired in June of 2016.
Educationally, McKay is a 2006 graduate of Central Maine Community College where she played
basketball and softball. She graduated Phi Theta Kappa with an Associates of Applied Science
Degree in Sports Management. In 2014, McKay returned to school attending University of Southern
Maine to complete her four-year degree. She enrolled as a full-time student while managing a family
with two young boys, working full time as an assistant athletic director as well as transportation
director at Saint Dominic Academy, and playing for the USM softball team as the starting 1 st
baseman. McKay graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies.
Before McKay took the helm for the UMF Beaver softball program, she coached at the high school
level for over ten years. McKay spent four of those years building a program as head softball coach
at Poland Regional High School. While prior to that, coaching at St. Dominic Regional High School
as the head softball coach for two years and JV coach for three. During her off-season, McKay
played other roles such as JV soccer coach, freshman basketball coach, JV basketball coach, and
varsity assistant for basketball, summer softball coach, and spent a few seasons coaching at the
middle school level in baseball and soccer.
Since McKay took over in the 2016-2017 academic year, the Beaver softball program has made
strides in the right direction. A year prior to her arrival, the team finished with a record of 7-22 overall
and 4-8 in the conference. In the 2017 season, McKay lead the Beavers to an 11-21 overall record and
5-7 in the conference finishing 5th in the NAC. During the 2017 season, the Beavers had three
athletes who were selected for postseason honors which included one First-Team, one Second-
Team, and one Sportsmanship Team honors. During the season the Beavers even had a Rookie of
the Week for the NAC. Currently, in the 2018 season, the team has already had a player selection of
Player and Rookie of the week.
McKay is looking to continue building on each small success and focus on the culture of the