Poplar Bluff, Mo. native Karisa Coleman is in her second season as assistant softball coach at Holmes Community College.
Coleman is a 2018 graduate of Blue Mountain College. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Prior to Blue Mountain, she played softball for Holmes Head Coach Christa Childress at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She led the team in on-base percentage and received the Leadership Award along with the Most Improved Award. Coach Coleman not only excelled on the field she was also named to the Dean’s List.
Coach Coleman will coach first base, be in charge of the outfield, weight training, and manage all hitting for slappers. She will bring positive youthful enthusiasm to the Lady Bulldogs team.
At Three Rivers Coleman led by example and through team bonding activities. Coach Childress said that while Karisa played for her it didn’t matter what the task was she took it on with a smile and was an inspiration for her teammates. She looks for these qualities to enhance and improve the Lady Bulldogs.
“Karisa is an excellent motivator on and off the field,” Childress said. “She has a very positive uplifting personality and knows the hard work it takes both on the field and in the classroom. She knows what I expect of our players. She will be an excellent role model.”