Harley Bumpous is beginning her 6th year of coaching at a competitive level and 3rd year of coaching high school softball for the 2023-2024 school year. She began her coaching career as a coach for the Lady Tigers Softball Organization, and quickly realized she has a passion for coaching young girls who share her love for the game. She graduated from Baptist Health Science University in April of 2021 with a degree in Medical Radiography, but decided it was time to take a leap of faith and begin her high school coaching career shortly after graduation. Bumpous started her school-ball coaching career at Southaven High School and is beginning her 2nd year as a Jaguar. Bumpous is very eager to work with and lead the highly-known DC Softball program.
Bumpous is a local to DeSoto County, where she played softball and graduated from Lake Cormorant High School in 2016. The 4-year starter finished her senior year by helping the Lady Gators to a 19-8 record and a 6-0 district championship. In addition, she finished her senior year by receiving a two-time All-DeSoto County selection as a pitcher and first-baseman, All-Metro as a senior, 2016 Team Pitcher Award, and 2016 Team MVP honor.
After LCHS, Bumpous began her collegiate career at Northwest Mississippi Community College where she started all 41 games as a freshman and sophomore, either in the circle or at first base. In her freshman season, she pitched 11 complete games with a 12-10 W-L record and 103 strikeouts (6th most in a single season). As a sophomore, Bumpous finished the season with a 2.60 ERA and 62 strikeouts. The LCHS native finished her collegiate career second in appearances (57), fourth in wins (22), and fifth in strikeouts (166). She was also a .325 lifetime hitter with 6 homeruns at NWCC. In addition, Bumpous was selected as MACJC/NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week on 2 occasions, and she earned honors as NFCA All-Region Second-Team and two-time First Team All-MACJC Pitcher. Bumpous also received multiple national academic honors, as well.
Coach Harley Bumpous is recently married to her husband, Matt Bumpous, who is a teacher and baseball coach at DeSoto Central High School. Bumpous teaches science and spends her spare time with family, friends or giving pitching/hitting lessons. Bumpous believes that hard work is the key to success and is excited to continue her journey as a Jag, and hopes that she can be a part of teaching young athletes more about the game of softball and life.
Coach Andrea Cutts is originally from Ackerman, MS. She continued her academic and athletic career at Northeast MS Community College and Delta State University. After graduation, Coach Cutts started her coaching career at Rosa Fort High School while beginning a Master's Degree program in Sports Administration. After one season at Rosa Fort, she transitioned to Lake Cormorant High School assisting Coach Chris Smith for 2 seasons before landing her first head coaching role at Southaven High School. Coach Cutts was at SHS for 2 seasons before moving to lead the Germantown High School softball program in Gluckstadt, MS. She led the Lady Mavs to a record of 23-11 and a 3rd round playoff appearance in the spring of 2022 and a 16-11 record and Region 4-6A district championship in 2023.
Coach Cutts is happy to be back in DeSoto County with family to assist the DC softball program under the leadership of Coach Bumpous.
Coach Morgan Gresham is a local to Desoto County, where she played softball and graduated from Southaven High in 2016. She helped the Lady Chargers to a 17-10 overall record and the 2016 Class 6A North Half semifinals as a senior. She was a part of back-to-back Region 1-6A championship teams and named second team All-Desoto County.
She continued her academic and athletic career at Northwest Mississippi Community College and Mississippi University for Women. Once she graduated, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Gresham has always had a passion for softball and for being able to shape young lives in some way. Last season, she began as a volunteer paraprofessional for the DC softball program. She now teaches SPED Inclusion at DCHS and loves to spend her free time with family and friends.
Coach Gresham is beyond excited to be a Jag and to share the field once again with Coach Bumpous.
Coach David Smock has been with the DC Softball program since it began in 2003. In 2012, he became a volunteer paraprofessional with the program.