Mo is the founder and Chairwoman of the Bears Softball Association. She has been the 18G coach since the Bears started in the Fall of 2005. Mo played at University of California, Berkeley and graduated with an American Studies degree in 2003. Mo was a four year starter and a member of the 2002 National Championship team. Mo founded the Bears to give young ladies the same opportunity she got which was to play softball at a collegiate level. Mo coaches because she wants to give back to the game that gave her so much.
Christine is a New Jersey native. She went to Lakeland Regional High School, (Ringwood/ Wanaque, New Jersey) where she was a starting Softball and Field Hockey player for 4 years. She was awarded 1st Team all Conference/Region in both sports for multiple years. She was named the “Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year” award at Lakeland. Christine was recruited by Eastern Michigan University (Division 1) for Softball (Catcher/ First) and Field Hockey. She was a four-year starter in both and was named to the 1st team All Mid American Conference (MAC) 3 times in her 4-year career. During her college career, she coached many hitting and catching clinics and camps. After graduating EMU, Christine continued coaching as an Assistant Softball and Field Hockey Coach for EMU and an Assistant Coach for the Garden City High School team before taking on her first head coaching position as the Head Field Hockey coach at Eastern. In 2011, After a break in coaching, Christine started back up head coaching for Martinez Youth Softball, Martinez All-Star teams, 10U Martinez Heat, 12U Bears, and most recently the Head Coach of the14U Bears. With the retirement of Bears Softball Organization Founder, Kristen Morley (Mo), Christine has decided to continue with the Bears Softball Organization stepping in as the Chairman of the Board as her primary role.
Baseball has been Andy’s passion since he was a young kid. A lifetime Martinez resident, he was a three year varsity player at Alhambra High School and was team captain and an All FAL selection his senior year. His coaching career started with Little League but Pony Baseball and competitive travel ball soon followed. Andy’s 680 Diablo League teams were tournament champions three straight years as 10, 11 and 12 year olds, and his Bulldogs travel teams won countless AAA and Major tournaments, ranking very high in Northern California. Andy took a four year break to watch his son play high school ball, but his passion for coaching recently brought him back to the diamond. This time though it was on the softball field with the Alhambra Junior Varsity girls. In two seasons leading Alhambra’s Junior Varsity softball team he has compiled a 37-8 record while winning three of the four tournaments entered, and finishing runner up in the other.
The four-time first-team all-league selection was also the MVP for her Clayton Valley Charter High School team ... Silver Slugger award recipient … sported a season best batting mark of .636 ... four-time letterwinner … helped her squad to a DVA1 title and NCS Division II runner-up finish, and 22-3 mark in 2013.
The Pleasant Hill native will go down as one of the best players in Fresno State history. She is the reigning Mountain West player of the year and is a Four-time All Mountain west selection as an outfielder. Kierra Willis played in 214 games as a Bulldog, starting 207, and holds Fresno State's all-time walks record with 127. Willis with a .552 career slugging percentage and 18 triples ranked fifth in program history, while her 23 home runs ranked eighth. Kierra's nine triples last season were the second most ever by a Bulldog and her 50 career walks in Mountain West play are second-best in the conference's history. Kierra is also nearing Fresno State's all time top 10 lists in batting average, runs and RBIs.