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Cathy Stoughton

Softball Head Coach

Cathy Stoughton is in her 22nd year of teaching and coaching, and her 18th 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.  Prior to coaching at SMHS, she coached at Navarro High School and McNeil High School.  Coach Stoughton is a 1993 graduate of San Marcos High School where she was an All-District selection in volleyball, basketball, and softball, while being the principal trumpet player/section leader in the Rattler Band.  She was a 4-time member of the All-Region band.  Coach Stoughton also graduated in the top 6% of her class and lettered in Academics by advancing to UIL Math Regionals. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in mathematics at Texas State University.

While at SMHS, Coach Stoughton was an All-Central Texas softball player, and member of the 1992 State Champion and 1993 Region Semi-finalist basketball teams, the 1991 and 1992 Area Finalist volleyball teams, and 1993 State Semi-Finalist softball team.  In 1993, she was part of the San Marcos Big League team that won the State Championship and finished two games away from the Big League World Series.

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.  Coach Stoughton set TLU single season records for runs scored, RBI’s, triples, hits, ERA, and strikeouts, and career records for strikeouts, ERA, and no-hitters, and posting a .385 career batting average.

In her SMHS coaching career, Coach Stoughton has led her team to fourteen playoff appearances.  In that time, the Lady Rattlers have captured three District Championships, nine Bi-District Championships, two Area Championships, and finished the 2014 season Regional Finalists, falling one game shy of the UIL State Tournament.  Thirty-one 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.  She currently teaches Geometry PreAP.

In her spare time, Coach Stoughton performs in the SMART Orchestra.  She and her husband have a 7-year daughter and 5-year old son, and she enjoys spending her time off with her family.

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Dale Stonecipher

Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
Softball Assistant Coach

Dale Stonecipher was born in Indiana, and grew up where they filmed the movie Hoosiers.  Dale’s dad was a farmer, where he learned very early about hard work and why he should go to school.  He moved to Texas at the age of sixteen and graduated High School from Dalhart, Texas.  Upon graduation from High School he attended Wayland Baptist University majoring in mathematics and physical education.  After finishing his undergraduate degree, he stayed at Wayland and received a Masters of Business Administration degree.

Dale then moved To Dallas where he worked for Automated Data Processing and married his wife Ronda, who is also a teacher.  Then twenty-eight years ago they moved to the Lubbock area, where two children were born Kelsey and Ty.  Dale coached and taught mathematics at little six-man football schools.  During this time he completed his mid-management certification at Texas Tech.  Upon completion of his mid-management certification his family moved to the San Marcos area.

Dale has had such interesting jobs as a truck driver, sanitation department, computer programmer, teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.  He has taught math at every level from seventh grade to calculus.  He has coached everything from football, baseball, track, tennis, golf, basketball, cross country and softball.  This is his tenth year at San Marcos and he is having the best time of his life.  Dale has received the Most Valuable Coach Award for National Girls and Women in Sports Day from Texas State.

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Dawn Villegas

Volleyball Assistant Coach
Softball Assistant Coach

 

Last Modified on October 30, 2020