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Cathy Stoughton

Softball Head Coach

Cathy Stoughton is in her 25th year of teaching and coaching, and her 21st year of teaching and coaching at San Marcos High School.  Coach Stoughton is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University with degrees in Mathematics and Kinesiology and a 1993 graduate of San Marcos High School where she played volleyball, basketball, and softball, and played the trumpet in the Rattler band, while being a member of the UIL Math team. 

While at SMHS, Coach Stoughton was an All-Central Texas softball player, and member of the Rattler 1992 State Champion and 1993 Region Semi-finalist basketball teams and the 1993 State Semi-Finalist softball team. In 1993, her San Marcos Big League team won the State Championship and finished two games away from the Big League World Series. She was also a member of the All-Region Band and advanced to UIL Math Regionals.

While at Texas Lutheran University, Coach Stoughton was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American and an NAIA All-American.  She was voted Regional player of the week six times and named to the Heart of Texas All-Conference team three times. In 1997, she was voted Heart of Texas Conference Most Valuable Player. 

In her SMHS coaching career, the Lady Rattlers have made fifteen playoff appearances, including capturing three District Championships, nine Bi-District Championships, two Area Championships, and one Region Finals appearance. Thirty-seven Rattler athletes have received college scholarships during her tenure. In 2014, Coach Stoughton was named Central Texas Coach of the Year by the Austin American Statesman and San Marcos Daily Record Coach of the Year. She was also selected to coach the Central Texas Senior All-Star game South team at Westlake High School in 2015. In 2021, Coach Stoughton was selected San Marcos High School Teacher of the Year. She currently teaches Geometry.

In her spare time, Coach Stoughton performs in the SMART Orchestra, and she recently completed her first triathlon. She is in her final year of study for her mathematics education masters at Texas State University. She and her husband have a 10-year daughter and 8-year old son, and she enjoys spending her time off with her family. 

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Dawn Villegas

Volleyball Assistant Coach
Softball Assistant Coach

 

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Alexandra Lara

Assistant Basketball
Assistant Softball

Last Modified on January 24, 2022