Head Softball Coach
Marie Stone enters into her fourth year as the head coach of the Murray State College softball program. Last season, Stone’s Lady Aggies set five single-season team records including highest batting average in a season (.337), highest number of runs scored in a season (218), home runs (26), stolen bases (45), and hits (382). Over the past three years under the guidance of Coach Stone the Lady Aggies have won Regionals each year: 2014, 2015, and 2016. Also, the Lady Aggie softball team has received numerous honors including: 13 Players receiving 1st Team All Region, NJCAA Region 2, Division II; 9 Players receiving 2nd Team All Region, NJCAA Region 2, Division II; 1 NJCAA National Player of the Week Award; and 6 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Murray State, Coach Stone spent three years at Western Oregon University (NCAA, D2). During that time Stone spent five months as Interim Head Coach along with her responsibilities as recruiting coordinator and assistant softball coach. Some of Coach Stone’s many duties included recruiting, NCAA compliance for the softball team, and director over the softball clinics and camps. In 2013 the Western Oregon softball team placed 2nd in their conference tournament. During her three years at WOU Stone coached numbers players who received accolades including: 1 player who was named 1st Team All West Region, 6 players who received 1st team All-Conference honors, 1 player received 2nd team All-Conference honors, and 5 players who earned Honorable Mention All-Conference Honors, and 11 Pitcher/Player of the Week Awards. Also, during that time the WOU softball team had 13 students receive academic recognition.
In 2010 Coach Stone started the softball program at Our Lady of the Lake University (NAIA) in San Antonio, TX. During that first year the OLLU softball program finished the season with a 30-16 record and a 2nd place conference finish. Coach Stone has also had coaching stops along with way as an assistant coach at Reinhardt University (NAIA) and Hill College (NJCAA).
Assistant Softball Coach
Coach Taylor Davis will join the Murray State College Lady Aggie Softball program for the 2016-17 year. Davis will work primarily with the catching staff, outfield and also assist with recruiting.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at MSC, Davis served as an assistant coach in the Texas Glory Softball Organization. For the past three years, she has umpired regionally, holding umpire certifications for ASA, VTD, IFA, and USSSA.
Davis was an impact player for NJCAA powerhouse McLennan Community College (Waco, TX) before transferring to NCAA D2 East Central University in Ada, Okla. During her time at ECU, Davis won numerous awards highlighted by an NFCA 2nd Team All-American award and ECU Female Athlete of the Year in 2015. In 2014, as a sophomore at McLennan, Davis was honored as the NJCAA Region 5 North MVP.
A native of Keller, Texas, Davis attended Keller Central High School. She currently resides in Tishomingo.