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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, 2018, 2019

Regional Appearance: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

OEC Champions: 2014

State Champions: 2016

 
Coach Morgan

Assistant Coach - Morgan McGee

Morgan returns to the SCC Softball program 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.



Assistant Coach - Nicole Lopez

 Nicole Lopez joins the Hawks coaching staff after completing her playing career at the University of Hawaii. Lopez was a decorated athlete during her 4-year tenure at UH.  She was a four-time All Big West selection, ranks 6th overall in program history with 37 career home runs, led the Big West Conference with 45 stolen bases and posted a .355 batting average her senior year. As a freshman, she was chosen as the Freshman Field Player of the Year by the Big West Conference. At the conclusion of her college career, Lopez was drafted as the 12th selection overall by Mobile USA. Lopez was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii and raised in Aiea, Hawaii and graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Leadership Studies. 



Coach Keely

Director of Media/Statistics - Keely Decker

Keely Decker begins her 6th 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.