Tarah McShane enters her second season as a graduate assistant with Valpo in 2018.
McShane joined the Crusader coaching staff prior to the 2016-17 school year, helping Valpo to 28 wins and a third-place finish in the Horizon League standings in her first season back on campus.
McShane returned to Valpo after spending a year at UIC as a volunteer assistant coach. She helped guide the Flames to the Horizon League regular season title in 2016, as UIC won 32 games and saw eight players earn All-League recognition.
McShane enjoyed a stellar career on the diamond for the Crusaders as a catcher, corner infielder and designated player. Valpo won 117 games over her four-year career (2012-2015), including a pair of Horizon League titles in 2012 and 2013. McShane appeared in 168 games, including 159 starts, over her four years as a Crusader and concluded her time at Valpo second in program history in fielding percentage (.989), seventh all-time in RBIs (94) and doubles (36), ninth in home runs (14) and tenth in putouts (536).
McShane earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Valparaiso University in 2015. She is currently working towards a master's degree in sports administration.