Softball

Softball Coaching Staff

Mandy Morgan

Head Coach
Alma Mater: Francis Marion '01
E-mail: akmorgan18@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 637-4359

Mandy Morgan will embark on her 19th year of coaching in NCAA Division II in 2021-2022. Morgan became just the second softball fast pitch head coach at Catawba when she was hired in July of 2018. She returned to coaching after her most recent stint as a head coach at the University of West Georgia from 2011-2016.

At West Georgia, Morgan faced a difficult rebuild with less than three scholarships in one of the toughest conferences and regions in the country. She took a 14-40 injury laden squad in her first season in 2012 to a 33-23 mark by 2016. While with the Wolves, she worked with hitters, infield, outfield, managed the budget, recruiting, fund raising and community engagement. 

The Wolves improved in several statistical categories throughout Morgan’s tenure. Nicole Yancey set the single season home run record with 24 in 2014. Yancey holds single season records for RBI, on-base% .577, slugging% 1.036 and career records for batting average .366, slugging% .801, home runs 66, total bases 451, RBI 181 and walks 171. She coached seven all conference performers, two NFCA All-Region players, one NFCA All-American, two GSC All-Academic performers and recruited the 2017 GSC Player of the Year. Before accepting the job at UWG, Morgan was served as head coach at Lynn University.

Georgia College and State University was Morgan’s second stop on her coaching journey. She joined former college teammate and FMU alum, Ginger Miller who was the head coach. During their stint at GCSU, the Bobcats were consistently ranked nationally in the NFCA top 25 poll. GCSU never finished lower than third in the Peach Belt Conference, made the regional tournament in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and was selected as the 2006 NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.

Morgan worked with hitters and the infield during her time at GCSU. They improved in several categories over three years and set many individual and team records. The single season home run record was broken twice in Morgan’s tenure. Once in 2006 by Heather Jones with 12 and again in 2007 by Keidra Baitey with 15. Baitey also holds single season records for RBI 67, total bases 136, slugging% .786 for the 2007 season.  

In 2006, the Bobcats finished second in the Peach Belt Conference and had a conference low ERA of 1.80 and led the conference in wins with 45. In conference play, they had a batting average of .305, slugging% of .429, scored 310 runs, had 480 hits with 272 RBI. GCSU led the conference in triples with 22, HBP 34 and SAC bunts 79, while hitting 34 home runs. Several Bobcats led the PBC in different individual categories: Aundrea Baker (9 triples), Heather Jones (.481 on-base%), Deidra Baitey (235 total plate appearances, 212 at bats), Mandy Chandler (23 wins 23 and 65 batters struck out looking). GCSU defeated Lenoir Rhyne in Columbus, GA to win the 2006 regional softball championship. The Bobcats went on to finished fifth at the 2006 Division II World Series in Salem, VA.
 
In 2007 and 2008, GCSU finished third in the PBC. In 2008, the Bobcats once again let the conference in lowest ERA 1.50, batters struck out 419, opposing batting average .200, runs allowed 104 and earned runs 81. They also finished that year with a .968 fielding percentage.

While at GCSU, Morgan coached two NFCA All Americans, five NCAA All Region players, two Daktronics D2CCA All Americans, six Daktronics/D2CCA All Region players, one DII Championship All-Tournament Team player and three NCAA Regional All-Tournament players. She had two PBC players of the year, five All Peach Belt Team players, five All Peach Belt All-Tournament Team members, one CoSIDA All-American and two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

Wingate University gave Morgan the opportunity to start coaching in college. She served as a graduate assistant there from 2001-2004 and assistant coach from 2004-2005. Morgan worked with hitters, infielders, outfielders and base runners at Wingate. The Bulldogs never finished lower than third in the South Atlantic Conference. In 2003, the Bulldogs won the SAC Tournament to advance to their first ever regional tournament and won their first ever regional tournament game against Columbus State.  Morgan earned a master’s degree in business administration from Wingate University in 2004.

Morgan was a four-year starter at shortstop at Francis Marion University in South Carolina. She was a switch hitter and batted .314 over her career while only striking out 33 times.  In 2001, she earned All-Peach Belt Conference honors and was team MVP for the Patriots. That season she was also named to the GTE-Verizon Academic All-District II Team. Morgan was named the team’s top offensive player in 2000 and the top defensive player in 1999. Morgan graduated from FMU in 2001, earning a degree in psychology. During her time at FMU, she consistently made the dean’s list and was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council. 

The Plano, Texas, native is also a certified personal training, gaining certification from the American College of Sports Medicine in 2008.  Before her collegiate career, Morgan made three international appearances in England and Holland to play short stop with the Team Texoma Texas All-Stars.

Morgan stepped away from coaching in 2016 to start a family with her husband, Mike. The couple have one son, Parker.


Softball Coaching Staff

Shane Prescott

Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Randolph CC '95
E-mail: sprescot@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 637-4359

Shane Prescott joined the Catawba Softball program as an assistant coach for the 2007 season. Prescott came to Catawba from Pfeiffer University where he was with the Falcon program for six seasons and was head coach the last four years.

A 1995 graduate of Randolph Community College, Prescott earned an associate degree in applied science. He graduated in 1999 from Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy with a license to practice massage and bodywork therapy.

Prescott resides in Concord with his wife, Jennifer. They have two daughters, Adda  and Emme.


Softball Coaching Staff

Mari Cook

Assistant Coach
Office Phone: (704) 637-4395

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