Crowell has served as the assistant coach for the Blue Angels for five years before coming Head Softball Coach. She is a graduate of Centralia High School where she excelled for the Annie’s in basketball, softball and track. She was inducted into the Centralia Hall of fame for winning 4th in state basketball. She is a 2004 graduate of Kaskaskia College where she obtained a degree in Computer Application Specialist and Networking. Crowell earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Multi-Media from Capella University. During her tenure at KC, Torey also served as assistant volleyball coach and as an IT Technician.
This is Coach Crowell’s 4th year as head softball coach at Kaskaskia College. The Blue Angels finished 4th in 2010 and 2011 in the Regional XXIV (24) During the 4 years at Kaskaskia College Crowell had 3 players sign with 4 year colleges, and 2 years of Academic-All-American teams.
Coach Crowell believes that the players that are recruit are students first then athletes second, this is what will get the softball player to the next level from the JUCO level the University. She tries to instill this concept into her players to make her program successful. She expects the players will take full advantage of the opportunities that they have here at Kaskaskia College and in their future career.
“Winners make it happen, Losers let it happen”
Penny Brooks will begin her 1st year as the Assistant Softball Coach at Kaskaskia College. Penny graduated from Centralia High School where she played Softball as an outfielder and catcher. In 2008, her team was inducted into the Centralia Sports Hall of Fame for the 1988 Orphan Annie’s Softball team. She is a lifetime resident of Centralia IL and is self-employed. Penney also has coached at different levels for 20 years she took one of her teams from the area to the state championship and won 2nd place in 2012. Penny is married to Mark Brooks and they have 3 children.