Misty Bryant is in her second year of coaching for Diamond Express. She is a Denton Ryan native where she lettered all four years. Earned a scholarship to play at Cameron University. She helped lead the Aggies to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2014 and 2015. Her sophomore year at Cameron she was a Second Team All-LSC Selection.
University of Oklahoma, Division I Women’s Softball 2012-2016
-World Series National Champion 2013, 2016
-Big XII Champion 2012-2016
– Academic All Big XII Second Team Honoree 2016
– Received and maintained full athletic scholarship
– Formulated communication techniques to handle different personality types with ability to encourage best performance
– Critically dissect overall leadership styles
– Developed time management skills through managing 20+ hour practice schedule while maintaining 4.0 GPA
Holland Hall Preparatory School
SPC Softball Champion (2009, 2010, 2011)
SPC Softball Runner Up (2012)
Team Captain (2010, 2011, 2012)
2x Offensive Player (2009, 2010)
3x all SPC (2009, 2019, 2011)
2x All SPC North Zone (2009, 2010)
Southwest Prepatory All Conference Player
3x TSSAA All State
2x TSSAA State Champion
University of Tennessee Lady Vol Softball Player
2x Women’s College World Series Participant
SEC Tournament Champion
High School Head Coach
D2 Assistant Coach – Coached 5 all conference players
D1 Assistant Coach – Coached 12 all conference players
Select Head Coach – 7 years
As a Junior (2020): Made appearances in 14 games, starting all but one … Tied to lead the Bruins in walks with a total of 10 … Tied for second on the team in runs scored (7) and homeruns (2) … Third on the team in slugging percentage (.469) and fielding percentage (.954) … Opened season with a sacrifice hit against Western Michigan (2/14) at the Bruin Challenge … Logged a pair of RBI in rematch with WMU (2/15) … Also hit first double of the season in the same contest … Tallied a season-high 14 putouts versus Marist (2/16) … Posted a season-high three walks against Sam Houston State (2/21) at the LSU Purple & Gold Challenge … Notched lone stolen base of the season in rematch with SHSU (2/22) … Smashed a homerun in each game on the first day of the UofM Tournament … Went 2-for-4 with a homerun and four RBI against Indiana State (3/6) … Went 1-for-1 at Memphis (3/8).
As a Sophomore (2019): Played in 19 contests, earning 15 starts … Second on the team in fielding percentage at .990 … Finished third on the team in put outs (95) and tied for third in sacrifice flies (1) and sacrifice hits (1) … Tallied seven or more put outs on eight occasions … Posted a season-high four at-bats vs. Bryant (2/22) at the Georgia Classic … Recorded a season-high 14 put outs in the same contest … Logged first hit of the season versus Alabama A&M (3/1) at the Bruin Classic … Notched 12 put outs against Purdue Fort Wayne (3/15) at the Belmont Invitational … Posted lone RBI of the season versus Purdue Fort Wayne (3/17) … 2018-19 Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete honoree.
As a Freshman (2018): Made appearances in 46 games, starting all but three … Second on the team in putouts (281) and fielding percentage (.981) … Tallied 10 or more outouts on eight occasions … Opened collegiate career going 2-for-3 at the plate versus Omaha (2/16) … Also posted first RBI of the season in same contest … Recorded a season-high two RBI against North Carolina A&T (3/3) … Knocked first sacrifice hit of the season at Chattanooga (3/7) … Smacked first double of the season versus Ball State (3/16) to score a run … Earned a season-high two base on balls against Eastern Illinois (3/24) … Matched season-high of two walks in game two versus SIUE (3/31) … Recorded a season-high 13 putouts in game one against Austin Peay (4/21) … Went 2-for-3 at the plate at Southeast Missouri State (4/29) … Also hit second double of the season in same contest … Posted a pair of walks in game one at Eastern Kentucky (5/2) … Recorded a sacrifice hit in game one at UT Martin (5/6) … 2017-18 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Prior to Belmont: Prepped at Wakeland High under coach Ashlee Wilkerson … Named Defensive Player of the Year … Earned First Team All-District honors … Led district in fielding percentage with a mark of .986 … Boasted an umblemished 1.000 fielding percentage as a junior with six homeruns.
Personal: Daughter of Michael and Alicia McKee … Has three siblings … Hobbies include Zumba, hiking, and reading … Lists greatest sports thrill as throwing runners out … Favorite athlete is Megan Rapinoe … Lists favorite musical groups as the Veltri sisters and the Cheetah Girls … Favorite movies are Lilo & Stitch and The Chronicles of Narnia … Majoring in Faith & Social Justice.