Christie Meeks | Head Coach
Pearl River will enter into a new era starting in 2020 with the addition of Christie Meeks as the program’s third fastpitch softball coach.
Meeks joins PRCC after five years as an assistant at Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Mobile, Alabama, native, filled a number of roles at Gulf Coast. Primarily the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, Meeks was involved in most aspects of the Bulldogs’ program.
During her five years at MGCCC, the Bulldogs built a 184-50 overall record and earned a NJCAA Tournament berth, won the MACJC and Region XXIII titles, placed second in the State tournament twice and third in the Region Tournament twice.
Individually, Meeks was a key figure in building MGCCC’s dynamic roster. Specifically working with the pitchers, Meeks saw seven MGCCC hurlers sign with four-year programs. Meeks also mentored six pitchers who collectively won 15 MACJC pitching honors, four NJCAA pitching awards and one, Kaitlin Lee, who was a NJCAA All-America selection.
Prior to joining the college ranks, Meeks coached at East Central High School from 2013-14, where she was the pitching coach in addition to the head volleyball coach. Additionally, Meeks was an assistant coach at Satsuma High and Theodore High in Alabama; coaching at SHS in 2011 and THS in 2012. Meeks was also the assistant volleyball coach at THS.
Meeks starred at Theodore before going on to play at Laurleen B. Wallace Community College, where she was an all-region performer and graduated magna cum laude. From there, Meeks moved on to play at the University of Mobile, where she also graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. Meeks has also earned a masters in math education from West Alabama.
Meeks and her husband, Eric, have two children, Connor and Olivia.
Meeks replaces Leigh White, who led PRCC from 2004-2019 and resigned following the most recent season to pursue other opportunities.