Courtney Fairly: Belhaven University
Courtney Fairley is in her fifth season with the Belhaven Softball Coaching Staff, and her third season as the Assistant Coach under Kevin Griffin.
During the 2016 season, she helped coached the Blazers to a 36-9 mark, an .800 winning percentage, the third-highest in school history. She also helped lead the Blazers to a Runner-Up finish in the NCCAA Softball World Series, the best finish in program history.
Fairley spent the previous two seasons as a Graduate Assistant of the Blazers staff. In those two seasons, Fairley helped coach the program to a 74-38 record that resulted in back-to-back trips to the NAIA National Tournament.
During her time on staff, Fairley has helped coach four All-Americans, 14 All-Region players, two conference players of the year, two gold glove winners and 12 All-Conference selections.
A graduate of Stone High School in Wiggins, Miss., Fairley continued her education at Missississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where she was an All-State player in soccer and softball. Additionally, she was named the MVP of the soccer team and received the softball squad's Offensive Award and Defensive Award during her tenure.
Once completing her Associate's Degree with honors, Fairley enrolled at Belhaven, where she finished her junior campaign as the softball team's leading hitter. She was named to the SSAC All-Conference Team the same year, while her senior year saw Fairley named to the SSAC All-Division Team.
Fairley graduated from Belhaven in May 2013 with honors and a degree in Business Administration. Fairley was recognized for the highest GPA in the department among graduates. Fairley recently completed her Master's Degree in Sports Administration, also from Belhaven.
Faith Robinson: Meridian CC
Faith Robinson enters her fifth season as the head softball coach at MCC. The Lady Eagles, since then have made it back to post season and were Region 23, Division 1 Champions 2013-2014. Robinson is no stranger to the MCC program as she played third base and was an offensive leader back-to-back years for the Lady Eagles in 2000-01 and helped MCC get to the NJCAA national tournament both seasons. After leaving MCC, she continued her collegiate softball career at Mississippi State University. Robinson has previously coached at both the high school and collegiate level during her career.
Robinson previously coached a high school travel squad, the Rampage-Orange, mentoring some of Mississippi’s top 14 to 16-year old softball talent. She has coached numerous players who have earned college scholarships. Previously, she has coaching experience at Clinton and Warren Central High Schools in Mississippi and DeKaney High School in Houston, Texas. She also had a stint on the collegiate level at Millsaps as an assistant coach.
Robinson was an honor graduate from MCC and went on to earn a BS degree from Mississippi State University, again with honors. She is also a graduate of Clinton High School, where she helped the Arrows capture state championships in both slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball as MVP defensively and offensively for her Junior and Senior year.