Kathy Morton, a Houston, Texas, native and 2000 Samford graduate, brings a unique background and wealth of experience to the fifth-year program. Her primary coaching responsibilities include working with the outfielders and hitting.
A career right-fielder, Morton spent three years playing professional baseball. She started with the Colorado Silver Bullets in 1996 after completing her eligibility at Southwestern Louisiana in 1995. The Silver Bullets were the only such team to play against men, competing against single-A minor league, military and semi-pro teams. During her first season the Silver Bullets traveled to Taiwan, Japan, for a six-game series against the newly-formed Taiwan Major League. Morton was named the MVP of that series. In 1998, Morton played for the Buffalo Night Hawks, a member of the Women's Professional Baseball League.
As a collegian, Morton was a two-time, first-team All-American (1994-95) and the Louisiana Coaches' Association Freshman of the Year (1991) and Player of the Year (1995). She earned All-South Region and All-Louisiana accolades all four years. Morton helped lead the Cajuns to four NCAA Regional berths and two Women's College World Series appearances (1993 and 1995). She was named All-Tournament during both of the CWS years.
Morton was teammates with former UF assistant Kyla Holas (Hall) and Alabama assistant Alyson Haybetz in college. She also played with Haybetz in Colorado.
|Morton's Career History|
|1991-95||1991-95 Southwestern Louisiana, Four-year letterwinner, Four-time All-South Region selection, Two-time, first-team All-American (1994-95), Louisiana Coaches' Association Player of the Year (1995) and Freshman of the Year (1991), Women's College World Series All-Tournament selection (1993, 1995).|
|1996-97||Colorado Silver Bullets, MVP of Taiwan series|
|1998||Buffalo Night Hawks|