Tracee McCoy at Ellet High School flashed the promise of a future outstanding softball player. Playing shortstop, she led the team in hitting with a plus .400 average, was top in homeruns and slugging percentage and was instrumental in Ellet capturing the City Series softball title four consecutive years. They were regional champs four times and won the state title in her sophomore year. Tracee earned All-Ohio honors in her final three years at Ellet. Upon graduation in 1999, Tracee received a scholarship to the University of Akron and proceeded to make an immediate impact, being named the team's MVP offensive player in her freshman year. She also was named to the second unit of the Mid-American Conference tournament squad in her first collegiate year and was honored with first team laurels for the Great Lakes region. An injury slowed her down in her sophomore season, but she blossomed in her junior year, being named to the MAC first team, along with second unit honors for the Great Lakes region. Tracee's final year of collegiate competition proved to be the best. Named First Team All-MAC and Great Lakes region, she was her team's top offensive player, ranking in the top ten in eight UA hitting categories. The pros awaited her, and she joined the Akron Racers in 2004, playing three years before moving to the coaching ranks. She had two-year stints at Marshall University and her alma mater, Akron. Then she went to Twinsburg High School in 2007 and earned conference Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Since 2009 she has been coaching Ohio power travel teams and her 18 and under NEO Bulldogs squad finished 17th in the nation at the USA/American Softball Association national tournament.