Michaela Hupp, a former student of Strictly Softball, who has played the game, learned the game, and now teaches the game. Hupp has recently moved back from Wisconsin where she was the 15U Coach, and the Hitting and Pitching Instructor for B.A.T.S. Sports Academy in Milwaukee, WI. She was the pitching coach at Junction City High School in Junction City, KS. She has assisted in Strictly Softball camps as well as being a pitching instructor at the OGSA clinics.
Hupp was a Roo, where she pitched and hit for UMKC. Her freshman year she suffered a career ending shoulder injury. Transferred to Kansas State University and graduated with a degree in criminology.
Hupp attended Olathe East High School where she lettered all four years, helping the squad to four consecutive Sunflower League titles and Kansas Class 6A state titles in three of her four season. Earned a 26-2 career record in the circle, carrying a perfect 10-0 record as a junior while collecting 49 strikeouts and posting a 0.26 ERA. Received All-Sunflower League accolades as a pitcher and was also tabbed by The Johnson County with Sunflower League honors.
Hupp played for the Kansas City Peppers Gold, under Coach Dan Eakin. Twice she helped the team make it to Gold Nationals at the Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK. The team captured the 2007 USSSA World Series Championship and finished 9th at the 2008 ASA 18u Gold Nationals.
Michaela grew up in Olathe, KS, she has moved to western Kansas and Wisconsin, and has now made her way back to Olathe, KS. One thing she has never lost is her love for the game.