Alma Mater: Francis Marion '01
Office Phone: (704) 637-4359
Mandy Harris-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, Harris-Morgan took a 14-40 squad in her first season in 2012 to a 33-23 mark by 2016. While with the Wolves, she worked with all aspects of the program, including managing the budget, recruiting, fund raising and community engagement.
Harris-Morgan previously had served as head coach at Lynn University and was an assistant at the collegiate level at Georgia College and Wingate University. During her stint at GCSU, the Bobcats went to three regionals and finished fifth at the 2006 Division II World Series.
A four-year starter at shortstop at Francis Marion, Harris-Morgan batted .314 over her career. 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. Harris-Morgan was named the team’s top offensive player in 2000 and the top defensive player in 1999.
Harris-Morgan graduated from FMU in 2001, earning a degree in psychology. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Wingate in 2004. 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, Harris- Morgan made three international appearances in England and Holland with the Team Texoma Texas All-Stars.
Harris-Morgan stepped away from coaching in 2016 to start a family with her husband, Mike. The couple relocated from Frisco, Texas, and have a son, Parker.
Alma Mater: Randolph CC '95
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.
Alma Mater: Catawba '14
Office Phone: (704) 637-4395
Emily Smith joined the Catawba Softball Program as an assistant coach in the fall of 2019. She will work primarily with the team’s pitching staff. She is a 2014 Catawba graduate, earning a degree in exercise science.
Smith, formerly Emily Brooke Huneycutt, was a four-year letterman for the Indians softball program as a pitcher from 2011-14. She garnered an All-South Atlantic Conference selection as a freshman in 2011 and finished her collegiate career with 38 pitching victories (fifth-most in program history). She posted a 2.43 career ERA in the circle (sixth-best in program history) and her 12 shutouts stand third all-time. During her sophomore season in 2012, Smith helped Catawba earn its first appearance in the NCAA regionals.
The Stanly County native spent the 2017-19 seasons as pitching coach at West Stanly High School and most recently helped the Colts to a 2A state championship in 2019. While at West Stanly, Smith worked the last two years with the 2019 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, Jordan Hatch. West Stanly Softball posted a 53-4 record over the last two seasons, and the team’s pitching staff accumulated a 0.79 combined ERA during that time.
Prior to her collegiate playing career with the Indians, Smith was an All-State and All-District standout at West Stanly. A four-year varsity player, the Colts won 85 games during her high school playing career.
Smith and her husband, Daniel, currently reside in Oakboro.