Softball - Varsity Girls
Coach Beckham lives in Gastonia, NC where he has been a business owner for more than thrty years. He was a high school athlete, competing in wrestling and boxing. He has been coaching at the middle school and high school levels since 1999, for both girls basketball and softball teams. As the head Varsity Softball coach at Gaston Christian, Beckham led the team to several top-four finishes, including a runner-up title in 2008 and State Championship title in 2010. Beckham served as Covenant Day Varsity Softball assistant in 2018 and moved into the head coach position for the 2017 season.
Ashley Houseton - Head Coach | EMAIL
Ashley Houseton is a native Charlottean, and has played competitive softball on various travel teams since she was 11 years old. She was a varsity softball player at East Meck High School, where she was the first player to earn CMS All-Conference honors for four consecutive years. She was also named to the the All-Observer team in 1998 and 1999. Houseton continues to play adult league softball and has served in both assistant and head coaching roles for the MARA Mustangs tournament and recreational softball teams since 2012. Coach Houseton joined the CDS staff in 2017.
CD Hoskins - Asst. Coach | EMAIL
Coach C.D. Hoskins hails from Barboursville, WV where he was a three-sport athlete, playing baseball, football and basketball throughout his high school career. He attended Marshall University and earned his B.S. degree in speech communications. Hoskins has extensive softball coaching experience including four years with the middle school softball team at Northside Christian as well as six years with AAU softball teams in the Charlotte area. Coach Hoskins joined the softball staff at CDS in spring of 2018.
Mark Jones - Asst. Coach | EMAIL
Coach Jones is a native Charlottean. He attended Charlotte Christian School and played basketball and baseball there, earning recognition as team MVP in baseball, before going to play baseball at Covenant College where he obtained his bachelor's degree. Jones also holds a masters degree in sports administration from Furman University. He has more than thirty years of coaching experience at all levels, for both boys and girls. He was the varsity baseball and softball coach at Shannon Forest, a varsity baseball coach at Charlotte Christian, and a baseball and softball coach at Covenant Day. Coach Jones served as the Athletic Director at Covenant Day School for nineteen years and is happy to be back in the coaching arena, returning to the basketball court in the 2016-17 season, as well as assisting with Varsity Softball in spring of 2017.