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.
Megan is from Paso Robles CA where she went to high school and was a 4 year starter. While in high school she earned All First Team two years in a row. She played for a competitive travel team The Waves where she was recruited by San Francisco State University. In college SheI studied communications with hope to become a College Coach. At San Francisco she was a 4 year starter as a Pitcher. For the Gators she earned 2nd team all CCAA and 2nd team All Region. As well she set records with being 5th overall in Career wins as well as 5th overall for ERA. She also led the team offensively. During the summer of 2017 Megan spent three months in Sweden where she played and coached. Megan also joined the national team as a pitching coach and helped lead them to an 8th place finish at the European Championships. Megan has been apart of the Bears organization for five seasons and recently joined All American Sports Academy as an instructor teaching pitching, hitting, and defense.
Mike Murphy is a devoted teacher and great mentor who has played with and learned from the game's best players including Cal Ripken Jr, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez, Will Clark and many more. Thirteen years of professional experience with eight different organizations has given Mike a very deep understanding, knowledge and passion for the game. He has the ability to simplify and inspire his students through his wisdom and methodology.