A hard-hitting third baseman, Kelly was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 1986 after leading the league with a .528 batting average in 17 conference games. In his final Bulldog campaign, Kelly also led the conference with 28 hits and pounded out seven doubles as Ferris State narrowly missed garnering a NCAA Division II North Central Regional bid. The senior co-captain earned third-team All-NCAA Division II North Central Region honors and was named the team's MVP. He collected a school-record 74 hits during the 1986 campaign en route to compiling a Bulldog-best 150 career hits. Kelly set an endurance record as a senior as he played 55 games at third base and catcher. In his senior season, Kelly hit .416 to lead Ferris to its first conference championship in three seasons with a 14-3 GLIAC mark. A first-team All-GLIAC pick, Kelly pounded out 74 hits as a senior and drew 31 walks. The Charlevoix native ranks fourth on the career hit list (150), third in runs (113), second in singles (117), seventh in doubles (23) and second in walks (84). In his four seasons at Ferris State, Kelly led the Bulldogs to two conference championships and a runner-up finish. He coached high school baseball at Boyne City and Charlevoix and is active in fastpitch softball. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Kamphuis Pipeline team that won a national title in 1997 and earned All-America honors from 1996-98. Kelly and his wife, Celia, co-founded and direct the Bay Area Substance Education Services, a non-profit corporation addressing adolescent substance abuse problems in Northwest Lower Michigan. He also wrote a book titled "Young People in Recovery." The couple resides in Charlevoix and have three children.