Monica Gordy was hired as the new Mars Hill softball head coach in November of 2011.
Gordy came to Mars Hill from Louisburg College where she served the school's head softball coach for four years. Her responsibilities included planning daily practices, conditioning, strength programs, hitting instruction, and infield and outfield instruction. She dealt with travel arrangements, alumni relations, academic monitoring, staff supervision and was the campus Wellness Committee chairperson. While at Louisburg, her teams annually posted the highest GPA on campus with an average of 3.45. She had seven team members in Phi Theta Kappa as well as 15 scholar athletes. On the field, Gordy guided her squad to consecutive winning seasons during the last two years. She also developed the 2010 and 2011 Region X Player of the Year and to go along with five Region X All-Conference players.
Gordy's stints as an assistant coach came at Upper Iowa University in 2007-08 and Wayne State College in 2006-07. While at both institutions, her responsibilities included hitting and infield instruction. She was responsible for all strength and conditioning, field maintenance, recruiting, travel arrangements, equipment management, fundraising and camp and clinic planning.
Gordy played softball at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) from 2000-04. A four-year starter at three different positions (second base, catcher, and designated player), she was named co-captain of the squad during her junior and senior seasons. On the diamond, Gordy was named the 2004 Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year in the Sunshine State Conference (SSC). She holds the school records for career homeruns, single-season and career batting average and single-season and career RBIs. Off the diamond, Gordy served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
Gordy was named Mars Hill's Senior Woman Administrator in August of 2016. During her six-year tenure as head softball coach, the team has had the highest team GPA of MHU sports. She has coached two All-Americans, seven All-Conference players and two Scholar Athletes.
Gordy earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology in May 2004 from FIT. She received her master's degree in Coaching Education in 2013 from The Ohio University.