Harshman Named Centenary Softball Assistant
Friday, January 6, 2006

Mark Montgomery

SHREVEPORT—Centenary softball coach Mark Montgomery has announced the addition of Eva Harshman to the Ladies coaching staff. Harshman will serve as assistant coach and fills the vacated position left by former assistant coach Alison McNulty, who resigned to pursue an employment opportunity in professional baseball in December. Harshman will begin her new position immediately.


“We are extremely lucky that Eva has decided to become part of the Centenary Softball family,” said Montgomery. “She is a tremendous young coach. Her intensity and competitiveness will help elevate our program to the next level.”


Harshman comes to Centenary with a collection of experience as both a coach and a top-tier player. She has coached the varsity softball team at Southside High School in San Antonio, Texas, for the past year and a half while spending the previous two years as the head coach at Lytle High School in Texas. In addition, she has coached several summer travel softball teams, including her most recent stint as the skipper of the 2005 San Antonio Royals.


During her playing days, Harshman was a second baseman and left fielder in the Big 12 Conference at Texas Tech University. She was picked as a member of the San Antonio Armadillos National Pro Fastpitch Team and played on the Sonic Stars, a semi-pro team formed to play against the U.S. Olympic team during its final tour before earning the gold medal in Athens in the summer of 2004.


“I am very excited about the opportunities that Centenary presents for my young coaching career,” said Harshman of her new position. “I look forward to being apart of the relentless pursuit of excellence that the Centenary Softball program has become over the last several years.”


Harshman joins a Centenary Softball team that has advanced to the NCAA Tournament by earning the Mid-Continent Conference automatic bid two years in a row. She is confident that she can help the Ladies take the final steps needed to taste success in an NCAA Regional.


“I believe I am a good fit for the Centenary program,” stated Harshman. “Hopefully my self-discipline and self-motivation, along with the other abilities I bring to the table, will strengthen our team and help us to accomplish our goals.”