Head Coach Mandy Sansbury
Mandy Sansbury was named head softball coach at the University of Mount Olive in June 2014. The 2019 season marks Sanbury's fifth season as the Trojans head coach.
Mount Olive's 2018 season ended in the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas softball championship after the No. 7 Trojans defeated the second and third-seeded teams in the double-elimination tournament. UMO tallied a 24-28 overall mark while going 9-11 against conference foes and placed three student-athletes, Kalya Allen, Anna Ingram, and Eileen Barrera, on the all-conference teams. Sansbury's squad also shined on the academic side as six Trojans landed on the Academic All-Conference Team.
Sansbury's squad went 25-29 during the 2017 season while collecting a 13-9 record against Conference Carolinas opponents. Anna Ingram was the lone representative of the Trojans on the all-conference team while five student-athletes, including Ingram, made the Academic All-Conference Team.
The 2016 campaign proved successful again for Sansbury, as the Trojans advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals. With a record of 33-20 overall and 16-6 in the conference, UMO achieved its second-straight winning season under Sansbury and its best record since the 2013 season.
In her first season at the helm, the Trojans finished the 2015 season with a 29-20 overall record and 13-5 in the conference.
Sansbury spent the previous eight years coaching at the Division II level, the last three years serving as head softball coach at Glenville State (W. Va.). During her tenure at Glenville State, her team set single-season records for winning percentage and home runs. Glenville State softball student-athletes compiled 12 all-conference selections during Sansbury's three years.
Her teams at Glenville State also excelled in the classroom, compiling a team grade point average above 3.00 each year. The softball team had the highest team GPA in the Glenville State athletics department in the 2011-12 and 2013-14 academic years. Sansbury spent the previous five years as an assistant softball coach at the University of West Georgia.
In addition to coaching at the Division II level, she played softball collegiately at NCAA Division II members Ashland (Ohio) and West Virginia Wesleyan. She was an all-region and all-conference catcher at Ashland and an all-conference selection at West Virginia Virginia Wesleyan, where she earned her undergraduate degree. A physical education major, Sansbury was also a three-time NFCA Scholar-Athlete.
Sansbury went on to earn her master's in physical education at West Georgia and her post-master's certification in sport psychology at California University of Pennsylvania.