Bart Stephenson, Head Coach
The Athletic Department at Calhoun Community College announced that Bart Stephenson has joined the college as its new softball coach/intramural coordinator.
Stephenson previously coached football, baseball and softball at Speake, Decatur, Hatton, Winston County and New Hope High Schools in the state of Alabama.
A graduate of Mt. Hope High School, Stephenson was a three-sport athlete and a signee in football and baseball. He received numerous awards in football including All State, All Area and was selected to participate in the Alabama High School Football Team All-Star game. While playing baseball, Bart was a .497 hitter with 14 home-runs, as well as participated in the East West Shrine games where he made it through to the final game. After multiple offers, he attended Northwest Community College where he was a .398 hitter his freshman year, batted .397 his sophomore year, received the MVP award for his team and participated in the North Central All-Star game.
In 2008, Bart received a Bachelor of Education degree in Physical Education from Athens State University and was also inducted into the Lawrence County Hall of Fame. In 2014, the Decatur Daily named him as the Coach of the Year. Stephenson has developed a passion for the game of softball and feels that his time coaching multiple sports has provided him with the ability to relate with athletes, and he feels he brings a special kind of competitiveness that should not go unnoticed on the playing field.
Bart is married to Karen Gibson Stephenson and they have six children and seven grandchildren.
*Incomplete season due to pandemic
Wade Harrison, Assistant Coach
Wade Harrison is a native of Lawrence County, Alabama. He is a graduate of Hatton High School and Northwest Junior College of Phil Campbell.
He is retired from International Paper. He has been an assistant coach for Hatton from 2013 -2018. Those six teams won over 220 games including 4 state tournament appearances. A state championship was won in 2017. Wade has volunteered as a softball and baseball coach at Mt.Hope High.
Wade played baseball at Northwest while earning an Associate Science Degree and also played at the University of North Alabama. He is the founder of the Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame and served two years as a member of the Lawrence County Board of Education.
He is married to the former Rheta Haggod. They have two children. Son Ryan (Rachel) and granddaughter, Maggie. Daughter Grace (Jake) and granddaughter, Lucy.
He resides in the Flat Rock Community and is a member of the Hatton Church of Christ.
Morgan Weatherwax, Assistant Coach
Morgan Weatherwax is a native of Danville, AL. She graduated from Danville High School in 2017. After high school, she played two years of softball at Wallace State Community College. In 2018, Wallace State won the ACCC State Championship and went on to play in the NJCAA National Tournament in St, George, Utah.
After she graduated from Wallace State with a General Studies Degree, she started her Bachelor’s Degree at Athens State University in Elementary Education. Last season, she helped coach at Danville High School. When the season ended, Danville was ranked 2nd in 4A.