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​ Santiago Canyon College Softball Coaching Staff

 Lisa Headshot

Head Coach - Lisa Camarco, Ed.D.

Lisa was hired in 2006 to begin leading the Santiago Canyon College Softball Team in its inaugural season in 2007.  At the time, Lisa was serving as an assistant coach and adjunct instructor at San Diego City College (SDCC), where she was a part of the 2006 PCC Coaching Staff of the Year. Prior to coaching at SDCC, Lisa played four years of softball at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) where she graduated with a degree in Physical Education and was named an Academic All-American. While playing at PLNU, Lisa helped lead the Sea Lions to three consecutive conference championships, three regional championships and four NAIA College World Series appearances. In 2006, Lisa earned an M.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.  In May of 2016, Lisa earned her Doctorate in Sports Management.  She resides in Lake Forest with her husband Tim, son Mason and daughter Hayden. 

NFCA CalJC National Coaching Staff of the Year: 2016

OEC Coach of the Year:  2011, 2013, 2014

OEC Female Sports Coach of the Year: 2016

SCC Faculty Excellence Award Recipient

OEC Academic Team Champion Award:  2010, 2013, 2016

State Championship Appearance: 2014, 2016

Super Regional Appearance: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Regional Appearance: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

OEC Champions: 2014

State Champions: 2016

 

Assistant Coach - Courtney Hiatt

Courtney enters her first season with the Hawks coaching staff after having been an assistant coach for Saddleback College and College of the Redwoods. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and was a four year starting catcher for the NCAA Division II Humboldt State University Lumberjacks from 2010-2013. Courtney helped lead her team to the NCAA Division II World Series where the Lumberjacks placed 5th and broke the single season Division II home run record as a team with 114 homeruns.  Hiatt had the finest offensive season for a catcher in Humboldt state history contributing a .376 avg, 15 home runs, 18 doubles and 52 RBI’s.  Courtney earned her spot on the 1st Team All West Region Team, as well as being named 1st Team All Conference and receiving the Most Valuable Player award at the Conference Tournament. After her collegiate career, Courtney played professional softball in The Netherlands and Australia. In 2016, she graduated with her Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Management from California Baptist University. In the summer of 2017, Courtney worked for the German Baseball and Softball Federation where she traveled through Germany working to advance and develop baseball and softball programs throughout the country. She resides in Laguna Hills.

Morgan Headshot Assistant Coach - Morgan McGee


Morgan Is returning to the SCC Softball program for her first season on the coaching staff after playing for the Hawks during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.  McGee was a part of the first Hawks softball program to qualify for the CCCAA playoffs in 2012 and led the team in home runs while anchoring the team in the outfield.  In 2013, McGee was honored with the Orange Empire Conference Character Champion Award.  Morgan transferred to San Diego Christian College to complete her softball career while earning a degree in Kinesiology.  At SDCC, Morgan was part of building the first softball program in school history while earning All-Conference honors.  McGee returns to the Hawks with a winning mindset that will help lead both the outfield and hitters.  She resides in Seal Beach.


Keely Headshot

Assistant Coach - Keely Decker

Keely Decker begins her 5th season on the SCC coaching staff after having been the head JV coach at Sunny Hills High School in 2008. She earned her bachelor's in Psychology and was the 4 year starting center fielder for the NCAA Division III Chapman University Panthers from 2001-2005. During her time at Chapman the Panthers reached the NCAA playoffs three times while placing 5th at the 2004 World Series and 3rd at the 2005 World Series. Keely helped lead the Panthers as a selection for the 2004 Division III All-Independent 2nd Team, 2005 All-Independent 1st Team and NFCA 2005 All-West Region 1st Team. She also earned accolades as a member of the 2004 All-West Regional Tournament Team & 2005 NFCA All-World Series 1st team. As of 2014, she is the current single season leader in fielding percentage (1.000), 2nd in all-time outfield fielding percentage (.969) & 2nd in all-time stolen bases (42). Keely resides in Costa Mesa with her husband, Randy.

Marc

Assistant Coach - Marc Kendrick

Marc Kendrick returns to SCC for his 2nd season. This is his tenth year coaching softball and he brings a well-rounded knowledge base to the team, with a strong focus on the outfield. During the 2016 season, he helped coach the Hawks to win their first state championship and was a part of the 2016 Cal JC National Coaching Staff of the Year. Prior to joining the Hawks, Coach Kendrick spent 2011-2015 at Capistrano Valley High School as an assistant coach for three years and the head coach for the final two years. During his time at Capo, the Cougars reached the C.I.F. Division 2 playoffs in the last three years, won first place in the Alan Dugard Classic/Woodbridge Tournament, and rose 502 places in statewide rankings. In addition to coaching the Hawks, Coach Kendrick donates his time coaching travel softball and has been doing so since 2014. In 2016, his travel ball team were the USA Elite Select World Fast Pitch 16U Champions and have consistently been PGF qualifiers. Coach Kendrick is currently studying to earn a degree in Kinesiology and lives in Orange with his wife, Rachel.