Head Coach

Nicole Degenhardt


Nicole Degenhardt is the head softball and basketball coach for the Screaming Eagles.  Degenhardt is a graduate of Felician College where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, mathematics and special education.  She was the former assistant coach for the girl’s varsity softball team at Secaucus High School.  She was the head coach for both the Montclair 10 and under All-Star Softball Team and the New Jersey Avalanche 14 and under Fall Ball Team. 

Degenhardt was also the assistant coach for the fifth and sixth grade Secaucus Girl’s Basketball Travel Team. Basketball, volleyball and softball have always been a part of Degenhardt’s life.  Growing up, she was a four year varsity starter for all three sports.  In 2006, she was named the Hudson Reporter Female Athlete of the Year.  She made first team All-State and first team All-County for volleyball.  In addition, she was first team All-League for basketball, volleyball and softball.  Playing four years of volleyball and softball as well as a year of basketball in college was a dream come true for Degenhardt.  Being a captain for both volleyball and softball, she made the All-Tournament team for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).  She was also selected for Second Team for the CACC for both softball and volleyball. 

Degenhardt is currently the assistant athletic director and recruiting coordinator at CSE.

Assistant Coach

Jillian Kelly


Jillian Kelly is in her second season as assistant softball coach at CSE. She is a 2008 graduate of Georgian Court University with a degree in English and Elementary Education. Jillian is in her fourth year as a middle school special education teacher at bridgewater Raritan Middle School.

Jillian played both softball and basketball in college. In high school, she broke the school record for most 3 pointers in 1 game and most points scored in 1 game. She was also the senior captain for both softball and basketball.


Assistant Coach

Kelly O'Dell


Kelly O'Dell is in her first season as assistant volleyball, basketball, and softball coach. O'Dell is a 2013 graduate from CSE in Justice Studies. She also has her Masters from CSE in Justice Administration & Public Service. Previously, O'Dell was the head 7th and 8th grade basketball coach at Warren Hills Middle School.

O'Dell was a standout soccer, basketball, softball, cross country, and lacrosse player at CSE. She was the NJAIAW Woman of the Year for 2012-13, NEAC Scholar Athlete, CSE Athlete of the Year in 2012-13 and 2013-14, and CSE Screaming Eagle Award in 2011-12. She was also captain of the soccer, basketball, softball, and cross country teams. Kelly was the 2013 NCAA Division III Statistical Champion for steals per game. O'Dell currently resides in Phillipsburg, N.J.