Panther Softball Coach’s Corner

Carlos Falla III
Head Softball Coach

Coach Carlos FallaCoach Carlos Falla begins his 19th season as head coach of Lady Panthers Softball. Previously, Falla was the head coach at Webber International University, where he led the WIU Warriors to seven conference and six regional tournament appearances. Falla received the Conference Coach of the Year award in 1998, and during his tenure as head coach at WIU, Falla accumulated a record of 339 wins and 229 losses.

During Falla’s 19 years, the Panthers have qualified for the FCSAA State Tournament six times. Over the past 19 years, the Panthers have transitioned 65 players to four-year institutions.

Coach Falla graduated from Sebring High School in 1978 and was selected as a member of the National High School All-Star Baseball Team. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (1978-81) and graduated from Webber International University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 


Malyssa Jeter
Assistant Softball Coach

Assistant Softball Coach Malyssa JeterAssistant Coach Malyssa Jeter grew up in Arcadia. While attending DeSoto County High School, she played volleyball, basketball, and softball. She also played travel ball with the Southern Shockers from the age of 7 until she graduated from high school. Coach Jeter received a softball scholarship to Tennessee Wesleyan University, where earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish. Her softball team won the conference tournament in 2023 and 2023 and the opening round of nations. It advanced to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series in 2022. Coach Jeter was recognized as part of the all-conference tournament team during its 2022 and 2023 seasons, and she received the Jack Bowling Athletic Award in 2023.