About Coach Missy

Softball wasn't always a mainstay in my life.  I actually started out participating in gymnastics from the young age of 5.  At the age of 13 though, I had outgrown the sport that I thought would take me to the Olympics.  It was at that time I picked up the sport of softball.  

I played for one of the premier travel teams in country, the California Raiders.  We were hated, mainly because of our coach, but we loved him!  We were one of the only 18 & Under teams that also played in Women's Open Tournaments.  The summer prior to my senior year in high school we won the 18 & Under ASA National Championship.  (There was one entity that hosted National Tournaments back then, unlike today) After we won that tournament, we participated in the ASA Women's Open Tournament and finished 4th!  Not bad for a bunch of 16-18 year olds!

It was playing for Phil Bruder where I earned a scholarship to play at UCLA.  I played for Sharon Backus and Sue Enquist.  They were known as the beach chair coaches!  Kirk Walker, who is the Associate Head Coach at UCLA now, was a graduate assistant at the time.  We won 3 National Championships in a row and finished 2nd my senior year.  My time at UCLA was absolutely amazing!  Until 2023, our team had maintained the record of 3 National Championships in a row.

After graduating from UCLA, like a lot of graduates, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life.  I ended up getting in to coaching.  My first job was at the University of Oklahoma.  From there my coaching journey took me to several different locations across the country.  In addition to Oklahoma, I have lived in Kansas, Indiana, Northern California, Texas and now I reside in Mississippi.  My last coaching gig was at Ole Miss.

I stepped away from coaching in 2011 and honestly, really didn't want to have much to do with softball anymore.  I was burned out!  I didn't want to uproot my family again and make another coaching move.  It was then that my family and I opened up a family entertainment center.  We had a great run, however, COVID put an end to our business in 2020.

In 2017, Ole Miss came calling and asked if I would be interested in becoming the color commentator for their programming on ESPN+ and the SEC Network?  Absolutely!  I was thrilled to be a part of softball again.  However, I still wasn't interested in coaching.

It wasn't until 2023 that I was lured back into coaching, this time at the high school level.  After I took the job, I still wasn't sure, but the girls have been great and have renewed my love for the sport once again.  I knew that GOD had directed back to coaching and that North Delta School was the place I needed to be.

My passion has always been to teach players and coaches the skills needed to take their game to the next level.  I am excited about this opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experience about the game of softball.