Who are we?

Haleigh opened The Dugout in May 2018 with the platform to build strong fear conquering young woman. She has mastered the art of connecting with athletes and uses that connection to build a growth minded environment. Dickey sparks a fire inside athletes and families to open up to new levels of communication, hard questions and conversations, creating goals and visions while living every day in pursuit as such. She has created a one of a kind program, Mastery of Badassery, to be available for any teen looking to grow as well as a only of its kind event- Power Anthem, the player parent mindset workshop. She is expanding the resources available to the softball community for building a culture of strong young females.
Here's a little about her softball experience! 
Haleigh was born and raised in Woodstock, GA. She attended Etowah HS and graduated in 2009. She received a scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and played 2010-2013. In her time at Carolina, she set the single game record for home runs; 3 for 3 homeruns as a freshman. Matching that effort for a second time. In her sophomore season, she started all 55 games at first base and was named to the 2011 All-ACC first team- Leading the team with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs: both rank in the top 10 of single-season school history and Collected a .333 batting average with a team-best 13 multi-RBI games and 16 multi-hit efforts .  Haleigh was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team her junior season as she led the team with 12 home runs, tying the second-highest total in the ACC . Collecting another 46 RBIs, ranking in the top 10 in single-season history at UNC  at the time. Her 46 RBIs led the ACC and 11 doubles were the second highest in the ACC that year. In Haleigh’s final season, she set the UNC home run record with a solo shot in a win over James Madison, 43 total career homeruns. Had 41 RBIs, ending her career with 149, which ranks second in UNC history.
Haleigh was a Carolina Leadership Council Member and a team captain, who was nominated to be in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy.
After graduation, Haleigh moved back to Georgia and began her coaching endeavors. She was an assistant varsity coach at The Lovett School in Atlanta from 2013-2017. She also was a Volunteer Assistant for Georgia State University Softball for the 2016 season. 

Green played High School softball and lacrosse at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. During her high school career, Khayla played softball as a four-year starter, three-year Team Captain in 2012 thru 2014, 1st team All Region in 2011,2012 and 2014 and 2nd team All Region Class 7A in 2013. During the spring seasons, Green played Lacrosse from 2013-2015, where she was a two-year starter and tied McEachern’s women’s lacrosse single season record for goals scored with 15.
Green then attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee under head coach Kristin Ryman as a utility player where she was a four-year starter playing third, middle infield and outfield. Green helped lead their team to an Atlantic Sun Regular Season and Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship in 2019 taking them to the Tuscaloosa Regional where her career ended. Green left the Lipscomb Softball program as the Career Leader in Walks with 41 in her final season, a .432 on base percentage and .963 fielding percentage. Khayla finished her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
As an instructor, Green recognizes every player is different; she plans to highlight their strengths and fortify their weaknesses to ensure each player leaves better than they came.

Tisha Novello graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013. Where she was a slapper/hitter and outfielder. All things she specializes in today through individual, group or team settings. Since graduating in 2013 she has coached every level from middle school to college. Collegiately she volunteered on staff with Emory University and Campbell University. Then a two year stint, on staff, at William Peace University. Currently she owns her own business Empowered Is She where she specializes in mentorship and skill development to all ages. 
"Softball is more than a sport. It’s an outlet, motivator, teacher, solace and I am simply an extension of that!"

You can view more information about Tisha's recruiting services by visiting her website! Click link below!



Reagan has been a Dugout Athlete since 2017 and is now a University of Virginia Signee. She has been chosen as our first ever Junior Instructor due to her dedication to not only her process but her character. Reagan embodies everything The Dugout is trying to do for young women in this sport. She is a perfect addition to our staff and will spread her mastery of hitting and catching into our community. 
Reagan will be coaching catching at all levels as well as young hitters.