Christa Childress is in her first season as head softball coach after serving last season as assistant coach.
Childress of Poplar Bluff, Mo. served as either head coach or assistant coach at Three Rivers College in Missouri for 17 years. She and her father, Jack, amassed 592 wins and five Missouri Community College Athletic Conference Championships playing in Region 16. During her last five years at Three Rivers, the team averaged 40 wins per year, won three titles and held a team GPA of over 3.0. Three Rivers had 13 Academic All Americans. Along with her coaching duties she taught accounting courses at Three Rivers, both online and traditional. Over the years, they Childress and her father coached the women’s basketball and volleyball teams.
Prior to Holmes, Childress taught business courses at Neelyville High School in Neelyville, Mo. She served as the Future Business Leaders of America advisor and had 60 students in the group doing fundraising, community service work, and competing against other schools in different business subjects. She did not coach at Neelyville but did coach the Clearwater Lakers traveling teams for 16 and 18-year olds.
Childress has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arkansas State University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She also has a master’s degree in business administration from William Woods University.
She has two grown sons, Tyler and Trent Albright. They both reside in Missouri.