Former Sabino softball standout and Olympic Medalist Kelsey Harshman to coach Cienega

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Kelsey (Jenkins) Harshman was a soccer and softball standout with Sabino before she went on to gain various Big Ten recognitions playing softball for Wisconsin. A member of Team Canada, Harshman earned a Bronze Medal in Tokyo. Harshman served as an assistant coach at Catalina Foothills this spring, helping the team make it to the 5A semifinals.

“I am thrilled to be taking over such an amazing program! I remember playing against Cienega and coach (Eric)Tatham when I was in high school and loved the competitiveness and the way they played the game. I am super excited to be able to bring some different looks to the game and help the program explore the sport of softball even more. I cannot wait to watch the kids compete next February!”

A state champion himself playing baseball with Tucson High, Tatham coached the Cienega softball team for 15 years with four state titles. He is slated to be the new athletic director for Benson High School.


Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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