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Head Coach - Varsity

CHRISTIAN McKONE

Christian McKone is in her first year as the head coach for Eastlake High School. She is a Washington native, growing up in the area and attending Issaquah High School for freshman and sophomore years, and then Bonney Lake High School for junior and senior years. She was a 4-time Varsity letter earner, 3-time all state player, Offensive MVP sophomore year, and all-area player of the year nominee senior year. She also received the National Scholar Athlete Award from the Army in 2012. After high school, she went on to play Division I softball at The United States Military Academy at West Point and then Division I softball at South Dakota State University. During her freshman year at West Point, she earned 2nd team all league honors as well as the all tournament team honors at the Patriot League Tournament, which led the team to the 2013 regional tournament at the University of Texas. She then transferred to South Dakota State, where she broke and currently still holds the single season stolen base record. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in School Counseling. After graduating, she moved back to the PNW where she works at Issaquah High School as a school counselor, worked as a softball trainer at Softball University, and has coached several softball teams in the last 4 years. She coached with the 16U Acers Lott, The WA Firecrackers, and at Issaquah High School before taking the job at Eastlake High School. Go Wolves!

Assistant Coach - Varsity

MORGAN FOSTER

Morgan Foster is in her first year as the Varsity Assistant Head Coach, here at Eastlake. She is from California but moved to the PNW about 5 years ago. Morgan played softball in at Norte Dame High School in Riverside, CA before moving overseas. She lettered one of her two years there. While overseas, she played for two select teams in Sydney Australia, leading one team in home runs. Morgan ended her high school career in Singapore, where she played for the Singapore American School Varsity Softball team. She attended Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, where she walked on as a first baseman for the Division 2 school. She graduated from California Baptist University in Riverside, California with a Bachelors in Political Science emphasis on International Relations. She then attended law school at the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. Where she continued to play co-ed softball during her free time. As a volunteer, Morgan is a coach for the Challenger Baseball program out of North Bend. Morgan currently works at Talon Private Capital, a commercial real estate investment firm in Bellevue as In-House Counsel.

Head Coach - Junior Varsity

JOHN HOLIFIELD

Coach John Holifield is entering his 2nd year of coaching Eastlake Fastpitch Softball!  You will see Coach Holifield working with the Jr. Varsity girls, with a role change from JV Assistant to Head JV coach this season.

 

Coach Holifield is the Student Engagement Specialist and Becca Coordinator for the Eastlake Learning Community.  Within the Eastlake Learning Community, John works with students that are experiencing difficulties or barriers with their education by offering them supports targeted toward the student and their families. Coach Holifield brings many of the same supportive ideas and models to the students that he coaches in both the Eastlake Fastpitch Softball and Eastlake Football programs.   A native Alaskan, John graduated from Dimond High School and attended Sierra College and the University of Alaska Anchorage.