Jenae Morrissey is entering her sixth season as the top assistant on the Emory & Henry College Softball Coaching Staff. Morrissey began her coaching career in 2012-2013 and has coached alongside current Head Coach, Tommy Forrester, during his entire tenure at E&H.
Morrissey assists in all aspects of the program including skill development, mental approach, recruiting, camps director, and administrative duties.
Prior to coaching, Morrissey played two seasons for Emory & Henry (2011-12) after playing two years at Mohwak Valley Community College. She was selected as the Wasps’ Most Valuable Player in 2011 and also earned All-ODAC Honorable Mention honors as a catcher. She played her senior season at the shortstop position. At Mohawk Valley, she was named the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference Player of the Year en route to NJCAA All-Region III First Team honors both as a freshman and sophomore. She holds MVCC records for doubles and extra-base hits in a season.
Morrissey is passionate about using the sport of softball as a ministry and teaching life lessons. In addition to working with many student-athletes at Emory & Henry, Morrissey traveled with Forrester to the Czech Republic to do mission work and run youth softball clinics in 2014 and 2017.
Morrissey is a native of Utica, New York, and a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School where she was named to the All-CNY Softball Team in 2008. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education at Emory & Henry in 2014. Morrissey currently resides in Abingdon, Va.