By Carey Phillips
Megan Davis has resigned after two seasons as Smoky Mountain’s softball coach.
She will remain a teacher at Scotts Creek Elementary School.
Athletic Director Adam Phillips said she cited personal reasons in her resignation letter.
“I’ll definitely miss the girls,” Davis said. “That’s the whole reason I got into coaching.”
Davis took over a team that was 3-18 in 2017 and compiled a 15-27 record. The Lady Mustangs were 8-15 this past season and lost in the first round of the state 2-A playoffs both years.
The team was young with sophomore Katie Allison and freshmen Kennedy Stewman and Alannah Hopkins earn-ing all-conference honors.
“The returning girls are excited about the season, which they should be,” Davis said. “They said they would miss us out there. We do it for the girls.”
With the returning players, Davis is confident the program will have success in the future.
“They will have a great season,” she said. “I don’t doubt that a bit. The opportunities for them are great this year and in years to come. I see big things happening for the program.”
Davis, the former Megan Taylor, was a softball standout at Smoky Mountain, where she graduated in 2008. She was the primary pitcher on the 2007 Lady Mustang team that reached the state 2-A Final Four.
She played softball at Western Carolina and graduated from there in 2012.
“Megan has done an unbelievable job with the softball program,” Athletic Director Adam Phillips said. “I can’t say enough good things about her. We were very competitive in the playoffs the past two years, and we wish her the best.”
He said plans are to post the job soon and start the interview process about the time school begins.