Audrey Farfan came to SFA in July of 2016 and is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Ladyjack softball team.
Farfan worked under SFA head coach Nicole Dickson as an assistant coach at Tyler Junior College during the 2016 season. In just the second season of existence for the TJC softball program, Farfan helped the Apache Ladies compile a 60-6 overall record, win a conference championship and record a fifth place finish at the national tournament. The coaching staff was named the Region 14 Coaching Staff of the Year for the abundance of team accomplishments.
Prior to coaching at TJC, Farfan attended Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She played softball there and earned her Bachelor’s of General Studies with an emphasis in education, social science and natural science in August 2015.
Originally a native of Rockwall, Texas, Farfan was named First Team All-Great American Conference at third base at SAU in 2013-2014. During her senior season, the Lady Muleriders finished with a record of 26-24 while Farfan posted a batting average of .358. She was named to the GAC All-Academic Team and SAU’s President’s List the same year.
Her junior season would be a record setting one for the Lady Muleriders as they finished 37-26 and set 31 new team/individual records. Farfan ranked in the top five on her team in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits, RBI, doubles, total bases, sac bunts, sac flies and stolen base percentage. She also earned NFCA DII All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition, was named to the GAC 2013-14 All-Academic Team.
Before her time at SAU, Farfan attended Paris Junior College, in Paris, Texas, where she was a Second Team All-Region shortstop. She led the Lady Dragons to a Region 14 East Conference Title, a regional championship and a NJCAA National Tournament appearance, where they tied for ninth. The postseason berth marked the first NJCAA National Tournament appearance for a women’s program at Paris in school history.
As a freshman in 2012 she was named Second Team All-Conference as a catcher and earned the Vernon Carter Cup (MVP) for the Lady Dragons. Farfan batted .371 and caught 37 games on the year.
Morgan Spearman is in her first year as an assistant coach for the Ladyjacks after being hired by head coach Nicole Dickson in June of 2017. Prior to arriving in Nacogdoches, Spearman served as an assistant coach at Eastern New Mexico, Dickson's alma mater. Spearman also spent time as a graduate assistant at her alma mater, Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas.
While at Eastern New Mexico, Spearman helped the Greyhounds post 20 overall wins during the 2017 season, along with the most Lone Star Conference victories since 2007. With Spearman's assistance, Eastern New Mexico completed the 2017 season with its highest on base percentage (.378) since 2009, as well as the seventh-most runs scored (273) in program history. Despite the Greyhounds' 20-36 record, Spearman aided the team to total 241 RBI, 81 doubles, and 29 home runs.
As a graduate assistant at Angelo State, Spearman helped guide the Rambelles to a 37-win season in 2016 and a Division II South Central Regional appearance. That year Angelo State knocked out 22 homers and led the Lone Star Conference with a .972 fielding percentage.
Spearman was a standout outfielder at Angelo state from 2011-14, earning All-American honors as both a junior and senior, including being named NFCA All-American First Team in 2014. The 2014 Lone Star Conference Player of the Year scored 80 runs as a senior, the fifth-most in a single season in NCAA Division II history, while also breaking Angelo State and Lone Star conference single-season records. Spearman batted .506 her senior year, breaking Angelo State's single-season record en route to the owning the second-highest batting average for a single season in NCAA Division II history. Selected as the 2014 Division II Softball Player of the Year Honda Cup Award winner, Spearman was a three-time all-conference selection and claimed CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-American Third Team honors.
In her four years as a player, Angelo State won 171 games and defeated West Texas A&M to claim the 2014 Lone Star Conference Tournament title and host a NCAA regional. Spearman concluded her collegiate career with a team-record .522 on-base percentage, 222 runs scored, .995 fielding percentage and 126 walks. She became the first Angelo State player to hit for the cycle during a game against Midwestern State in 2014.
A native of Kennedale, Texas, Spearman graduated from Angelo State in 2014 with a degree in Kinesiology.
Stein enjoyed a successful baseball career, starting his collegiate days at Texas A&M. He was an Aggie from 2004-06 before transferring to Sam Houston State prior to the 2006-07 academic year. As a Bearkat, Stein was a First Team All-SLC pick in 2008, a second team selection in 2007 and was tabbed to the SLC All-Tournament Team in both 2007 and 2008. He set the SLC record for most hits in a season in 2007 and ended his career as Sam Houston’s career batting average leader with a career clip of .379.
After graduating from SHSU with a degree in kinesiology, Stein was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 29th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the first in his draft class to be promoted to a higher league in the farm system and was one of 40 players in the Tigers organization to be invited to play in the Fall Instructional League. Stein retired from pro baseball in 2009 after suffering a career-ending knee injury during 2009 Spring Training.