Kim Nesloney begins her third season as the number-one assistant to UH head coach Kyla Holas. In that role, she is the recruiting and equipment coordinator. She also assists with hitting and is primarily the outfield coach.
"I consider Kim as my other half. She has been with this program almost as long as me. She is one of the most knowledgeable people on the outfield that i have ever seen. The details do not slip by her and her outfielders are proof to that," Holas said.
In 2006-07, Nesloney was a volunteer assistant after patrolling center field for four seasons in the Cougar outfield (2002-05).
Last season, under the guidance of Nesloney, two outfielders, Laurie Wagner and Katie Bush were named to the All-Conference USA First Team and All-Conference USA Second Team, respectively.
In addition to All-C-USA First Team, Wagner was also named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American list. She was also named on the C-USA All-Tournament team. Nesloney also guided Wagner to All-South Region First Team honors.
Wagner also broke the University of Houston single-season home run record, hitting 19 home runs, erasing the pervious record of 17 held by Kristen Glowacz in 2005.
Nesloney helps coach the outfielders and hitting along side Holas, helping lead Wagner to two C-USA Hitter of the Week awards last season (March 31, May 5). For her first honor, Wagner went 5-for-7 with seven RBI's, and three home runs, two of which came during the Memphis game. She also hit two doubles that week. For Wagner's second Hitter of the Week award, she hit 8-for-14, with one double, one triple and 4 RBI's.
Academics are very important to the four-time honoree on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Off the field, both Bush and Wagner received C-USA 2008 All-Academic honors, with their excellence in the classroom. Bush was also honored with the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honor, for the second-consecutive year.
During the 2006-07 season, Nesloney helped lead Bush to C-USA All-Conference First Team honor. In that same year, Bush was also a member of the C-USA All-Academic Team, in addition to 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI First Team.
As a student-athlete, Nesloney was showered with numerous awards and accolades during her Houston career, including 2005 All Conference USA First-Team honors in addition to the University of Houston Softball MVP. Nesloney was also a standout in the classroom as a four-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Nesloney's presence can be felt all over the Cougar records book. She ranks fourth in career-leaders in on-base percentage (.410), walks (113), and triples (11). The Beaumont native is also in the Top Five in seven other categories, including career hits (178), RBIs (67), runs scored (143), stolen bases (38) and fielding percentage (.979).
Nesloney was a member of the Rockford Thunder softball team in the National Pro Fastpitch League in 2005 and 2006 and was a NPFL All-Star outfielder in her first season. She graduated from Houston in December 2005 with a degree in finance.