Jenae Morrissey is entering her eighth 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 seven seasons include two berths into the NCAA Championship Tournament (2017 and 2019), 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 in 2018, 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.