Emory & Henry College - Softball

Coaching Staff


Jenae Morrissey

Jenae Morrissey is entering her seventh season as the top assistant on the Emory & Henry College Softball coaching staff. Morrissey began her coaching career in 2013 and has coached alongside current Head Coach, Tommy Forrester, during his entire tenure at E&H.
 
Morrissey assists in all aspects of the program including skill development, mental approach, recruiting, camps director, and administrative duties.
 
Morrissey has enjoyed being an integral part in the vast turnaround of the program from her days as a student-athlete to now being one of the top teams in the NCAA Division III Atlantic Region. A few highlights during Morrissey’s first six seasons include a berth and a victory in the 2017 NCAA Division III Softball Championship Mount Berry Regional, breaking the school record for wins in a season (35 in 2017), the team’s first ever top 25 national ranking, and three top-three finishes in the ODAC tournament (2018 and 2017 - Runner-Up, 2015 - Third Place),
 
Prior to coaching, Morrissey played two seasons for Emory & Henry (2011-12) after playing two years at Mohwak Valley Community College. She was selected as the Wasps’ Most Valuable Player in 2011 and also earned All-ODAC Honorable Mention honors as a catcher. She played her senior season at the shortstop position. At Mohawk Valley, she was named the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference Player of the Year en route to NJCAA All-Region III First Team honors both as a freshman and sophomore. She holds MVCC records for doubles and extra-base hits in a season.
 
Morrissey is passionate about using the sport of softball as a ministry and teaching life lessons. In addition to her coaching duties, Morrissey is the director of Movement One at Emory & Henry. Movement One is an organization designed for student-athletes at Emory & Henry to unify and serve the campus, community, and world. Morrissey is the movement’s founder and leader which demonstrates God’s indispensable love and allows for mission opportunities both locally and globally. Morrissey has also traveled with Forrester to the Czech Republic to do mission work and run youth softball clinics in 2014 and 2017.
 
Morrissey is a native of Utica, New York, and a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School where she was named to the All-CNY Softball Team in 2008. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education at Emory & Henry in 2014. Morrissey currently resides in Abingdon, Virginia.

Jason Delp

Jason Delp is entering his second year as an Assistant Softball Coach at Emory & Henry College. Delp serves as the team's primary hitting coach and assists in all phases of the E&H softball program.
 
In Delp’s first season as hitting coach, the Wasps won 31 games, finished as the runner-up in the ODAC tournament, earned its first-ever top 25 national ranking, and saw six players selected to All-ODAC Teams. Offensively, the Wasps led ODAC play in doubles, triples, and extra base hits. The team was top three in runs, hits, runs batted in, home runs, batting average, and slugging percentage.
 
Prior to coming to Emory & Henry, Delp spent 18 years coaching softball at the high school level, including the final 16 seasons as the Head Softball Coach at Abingdon High School. While leading the Falcons, Delp created a strong tradition of winning, resulting in a pair of appearances in the VHSL State Championship game. He has seen a number of his players move on to the next level and play softball collegiately, including several at Emory & Henry.
 
In addition to his role with Emory & Henry, Delp teaches at Abingdon High School and coaches the golf team which won the VHSL Championship in 2015 and 2017.
 
A 1998 graduate of Emory & Henry, Delp played baseball and golf for the Wasps during his years as an undergraduate. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and geography from the College. A Washington County, Virginia native, Delp resides with his wife (Beth) and children (Lily, Sadie and Riley) in Meadowview.

Nichole Poore

Bio coming soon